We rely on nearly 300 volunteers to help with classes, assist with our events and care for our horses. Our dedicated volunteers help us provide premier therapeutic services.

There are so many places that you can help – in the program, in the barn or in the office – your talents are needed!  See below to see what you need to begin:

Getting Started

  • Visit our online calendar to see when EATSF is hosting the next “New Volunteer Orientation.”
  • RSVP for the orientation by clicking here, or by calling 954-974-2007.
  • Click here to download, complete and sign our “Volunteer Application” and input your availability into the form.
    • Our Program Coordinator does run a background check – which includes the Florida Sexual Offenders Registry.
  • At the New Volunteer Orientation you will learn about Equine-Assisted Therapies and our programs, go on a barn tour, and experience your first training on how to be a sidewalker for our participants during lessons.
    • We ask all volunteers to commit to at least 2 hours per week for a full session. This helps maintain consistency for our students.  While we understand that life happens, the participant that you are matched with will ask about you.  Your absence can impact the quality of the lesson that is being provided.
  • If you are interested in becoming a horse handler, please speak with our Program Coordinator for more details.

Returning Volunteers:

  1. We are glad to have you back! Volunteer paperwork is renewed each year.
  2. Click here to download, complete, and sign our “Volunteer Application” and input your availability into the form.

 Be sure to speak with our Program Coordinator about the different needs that are outside of our typical program activities.