Volunteer with us
Volunteer Code of Conduct
Volunteers are vital to the operation and delivery of Pegasus’ horse-facilitated therapy programs and activities which assist children, youth and adults with disabilities.
For over 40 years, volunteers have enabled Pegasus to provide programs to the community. Over 290 volunteers give their time to assist in our programs during school term and school holiday programs, at events, in the office and around the farm. Our best volunteers are committed, reliable and consistent; and believe in our mission of enriching the lives of people with disabilities in the ACT and local NSW region.
What’s in it for you?
Which activities could I volunteer for?
There are a number of different types of volunteers at Pegasus - from grant writing, to mucking out stables, and everything in between!
Volunteers can help with:
Are you currently accepting new volunteers?
Yes - Pegasus are always looking for new volunteers - we wouldn't be able to do it without you!
Volunteer rosters are developed on a school term basis, with some volunteers assisting in a regular weekly timeslot, and others assisting on an intermittent basis.
From time to time, volunteer positions on the various rosters will become 'vacant' and they will be advertised below.
Specific training is required for certain positions, and training is conducted on an 'as needs' basis. I.e. Dates/times of training may vary depending on numbers and requirements.
Current volunteer vacancies
Please email our Volunteer Coordinator, for the following opportunities:
How do I get started?
Before volunteering with us, all volunteers are required to:
Please note: You must be 14 years of age or over to volunteer at Pegasus.
Will I receive training?
Yes! Pegasus provides a comprehensive Induction to orient you to the organisation. Induction covers off all you will need to know about:
Once you have attended Induction, paid your registration fee and organised a WWVP card, you can then attend Basic Training. Basic Training is for volunteers wishing to directly participate and support our programs, and for those who can provide a reasonable amount of time and commitment. This training is for volunteers who are keen to work with the horses and children in our classes, either assisting a rider or leading a horse. Our nationally accredited coaches provide this training and will determine what role/s will suit you best.
Basic training runs for approximately 4 hours. The next Basic Training date is still to be confirmed. If you would like to attend Basic Training in July, you can send us an email and go on the waiting list.
Need more information?
If you have further questions about volunteering, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, or call 02 6254 9190.
Riding for the Disabled of the ACT Inc. (Pegasus) requires all volunteers, including but not limited to; Board Members, stable hands, program volunteers, garden, office, and farm volunteers to: