We are now accepting volunteers for the Fall 2021 session! Click here to sign up to volunteer. Classes start Wednesday September 15.


  • Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes that are comfortable for lots of walking. No steel toe shoes please! Dress for the weather, layers are helpful as it can fluctuate quickly in Missouri! All sessions are outside either under a roof or out on a trail in the woods.

Volunteer Shifts

Cedar Creek has three sessions per year: Spring (March-May); Summer (June-Aug) and Fall (Sept-Nov). Volunteers commit to 2 hours per week for an 8-week session.

Volunteers are needed for the following shifts:
Wednesday 3-5 PM
Wednesday 5-7 PM
Thursday 1:30-4:15 PM
Thursday 4:30-6:30 PM
Friday 4:30-6:30 PM
Saturday 9:30-11:30 AM

Spring session

Spring virtual volunteer training deadline: March 5.

Classes start Wednesday March 10
No classes Spring Break (March 31, Apr 1 & Apr 3)
Classes end May 8

Summer Session

Summer volunteer sign up opens May 1, virtual training will be sent before June 9.

Classes start Wednesday June 9
Classes end July 31

Fall Session

Fall volunteer sign up opens Aug 1, virtual training will be sent before September 15. Classes start Wednesday Sept 15
Classes end Nov 6

What Does it mean to be a Cedar Creek volunteer?

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

Large group events

Do you have a civic group, organization or club that would like to do a group project? Cedar Creek often has one day projects like painting fences, mulching trails and more! Contact Cedar Creek to see if there are any large group projects available.