Volunteers are the heart of our programs. Our spring and fall Riding Programs require up to three volunteers to accompany each rider (a horse leader and side-walkers, as needed). In our Introductory Horsemanship Program and "Bobbi" Program, volunteers assist clients to interact with Miniature Horses.
All volunteers attend a mandatory training session. We assign tasks to our volunteers according to their skills and comfort level. Only graduates of our Leader Clinic lead therapy horses in the lessons.
Joyriders volunteers must be at least 16 years old, reasonably physically fit, reliable, able to work as a team, and comfortable around horses. The Province of PEI offers Community Service Bursaries for grade 11 and 12 volunteers, for post-secondary education at a university or college.For all questions relating to volunteering and the Bursaries program, please contact: