Here at FHTRC volunteers truly make the world go round. We serve around 35 riders each week and each of those riders requires one to three volunteers – so clearly, with out the hard work and dedication of our volunteers the “FHTRC world” would stop spinning!

Volunteering is open to adults and teenagers who are interested in assisting children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. No prior horse is necessary as every volunteer will be required to attend a volunteer training class before being assigned a class.

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Our Volunteers Love What They Do

“I love coming to work and being outside with horses and people. It is so awesome being able to help our riders grow and see them improve! Through Flint Hills I have expanded my comfort zone, gotten to know some awesome people, and gained confidence and knowledge about horses and horsemanship.”
"I love having the opportunity to volunteer at FHTRC. The riders and the staff are so great! Seeing the riders’ progress is the coolest thing. It’s fun to see when a concept clicks for them and they are so proud of themselves. And no matter how your day is going, when one of them beams or giggles when they see their horse, yes, they all consider the horse they ride “theirs”, it just makes your heart melt. Horse riding means the world to so many of them. It’s amazing what they can accomplish and the joy they obviously get from it. I feel so blessed to get to be a part of something that makes such a positive difference in so many people’s lives."
"I have been volunteering at FHTRC for over a year now. It has been and continues to be an important part of my life and soul. There is no better feeling than watching the person your working with do something for the very first time after working so hard to do it.  I hear all the time from the riders and family that coming to this place is the highlight of their week.  I have become very attached to the staff and riders as well as the horses!  I am very lucky and proud to say that I am an FHTRC volunteer!"

2016 Volunteer of the Year — David Otis

We are proud to announce that our 2016 volunteer of the year award goes to David Otis. David has been volunteering with us since 2013 and has become a favorite for many of our riders. No one can beat the enthusiasm he has when he has with his “kids". David donates so much of his time and effort and we can't express just how much this means to all of us!
Thank you David! We couldn’t do it without you!

Other Volunteer Awards