Volunteer Opportunities

If you love horses, fresh air, the great outdoors and helping others, then Grace Lake Ministries has several volunteer opportunities available for you!

Sidewalker

The sidewalker walks alongside the horse while the rider is riding. The primary responsibility of a sidewalker is to maintain constant awareness of the rider and their safety during the lesson, while providing physical and motivational support. 

Qualifications for Sidewalker: Minimum age is 14. You must be able to walk briskly in sand and jog intermittently for short periods of time while the horse is trotting. You must be able to walk in sand for 45 minutes and on uneven ground when going out on trail rides. You must be able to provide physical support for a rider, which may require you to have your hand on the rider’s thigh while walking beside them. You must be committed for the time slot you sign up for to come out each week and attend a volunteer training prior to your first class.

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Horse Leader

The primary responsibility of the horse leader is to maintain control of the horse during pre-class grooming, as well as during the lesson. The horse leader is also responsible for guiding, stopping, and starting the horse without making the rider feel that they are simply along for the ride.

Qualifications for Horse Leader: Minimum age is 14. You must be able to walk briskly in sand and jog intermittently for short periods of time while the horse is trotting. You must be able to walk in sand for 45 minutes and on uneven ground when going out on trail rides. You must have experience with horses and horse behaviors. You must be committed for the time slot you sign up for to come out each week and attend a volunteer training prior to your first class.

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Other Opportunities

For more information about volunteering with Grace Lake, including additional opportunities related to facility maintenance, marketing, fundraising, and grant writing, please email our Volunteer Coordinator.

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Volunteer Mission Statement

To provide committed, skilled, trained, and experienced volunteers whose passion is to meet the varied needs of others at Grace Lake.

Volunteer Registration Form

Click here to complete our volunteer registration form online

Volunteer Training

Saturday, February 19, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 pm
9611 FM 1827, Anna TX 75409

Please RSVP to admin@gracelakeministries.org.