Volunteering at Cedar Creek

Do you want to be a part of our awesome therapy team? Volunteers assisting riders with mental, emotional and physical disabilities are needed for 8-week sessions in the spring, summer and fall. You can be a part of the first steps, first words, and many, many smiles we see each session! Volunteers commit to 2 hours per week for the 8-week session.  Volunteer training sessions are held the Monday before each session begins.

Spring Volunteer Training: Monday March 9th from 6-8 PM at Cedar Creek Directions to the Farm

Click HERE to download the Volunteer Information Form. Bring your completed Volunteer form to training or fill one out at the training.  Please note that if you are under 18, you will require a parent signature and permission to volunteer at Cedar Creek. 

Volunteer Commitment

Volunteers commit to 2 hours per week for an 8-week session. No horse experience is necessary to be a volunteer, although we welcome people with horse experience!

Volunteer Shifts

Volunteer shifts will start Wednesday, March 11 and end May 9.

Volunteer shifts are available:

Wednesday from 3 PM  - 5 PM

Wednesday from 5 PM - 7 PM

Thursday from 1:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Thursday from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Saturday from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cedar Creek Location

Cedar Creek is located south of Columbia Missouri on Hwy 163. To get to the farm go south on US Hwy 63 for four miles from Columbia to Hwy 163. Go RIGHT on Hwy 163. Go 3/4 of a mile on 163 (past Meek's Hardware) and Cedar Creek is on the right. Look for a red arena and barn. All volunteer training sessions are held at Cedar Creek and start in the barn.

Map to Cedar Creek:

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What does it mean to Volunteer at Cedar Creek?

Each week, many individuals around the mid-Missouri area come to Cedar Creek to volunteer their time and energy at the riding center.

Why do they come to Cedar Creek? Because being part of the Horseback Riding Therapy Team is rewarding, fun and exciting!

Volunteers commit to 2-hrs per week for a eight-week session at Cedar Creek. All volunteers attend a training session that prepares them for the experience.

Volunteers may be used to lead the horses through the classes (if they have horse experience) or may help with the therapy by being "sidewalkers" and walking along side the rider to assist with the lesson.

Volunteers must 12 years of age, unless accompanied by an adult at all times. No horse experience is necessary to be a volunteer.

Volunteers are also needed for preparing the horses for lessons, grooming, and special events such as parades, fairs, the annual ride-a-thon and special farm projects.  

Volunteering at Cedar Creek is a wonderful experience and one that you will never forget!

Please call (573) 875-8556 to sign up to be a part of our therapy team and make a difference in someone's life.