Volunteer with us
Work Experience students
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Pegasus – we look forward to welcoming you to the farm! Volunteers are vital to the operation and delivery of Pegasus’ horse-facilitated therapy programs and activities which assist children, youth and adults living with disabilities. Over 200 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.
We have a range of different roles for volunteers, and position availability varies from week to week. While the most common position volunteers approach us for is leading a horse or side walking with a participant, we are always looking for more volunteers in grant writing, fundraising, and to assist at (and potentially help to plan) events such as the Bunnings BBQs, Open Days, Race Days and Golf Days.
Volunteers generally assist us from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday, however we do not generally have many positions available on Saturdays. Volunteer rosters are developed on a school term and school holiday basis, with some volunteers assisting in a regular weekly time slot, and others assisting on an intermittent basis. Pegasus volunteers must be 14 years of age or over, and be able to obtain a Working With Vulnerable People card (free for volunteers).
Even with prior horse or disability experience, as we are a nationally recognised Riding for the Disabled Association centre, specific training is required for most positions, and training is conducted on an 'as needs' basis. Please see the attached Position Descriptions for each Volunteer role:
To join us and become a valued Pegasus volunteer, please follow the steps below.
Please note: it is vital that all applicants read the Volunteer Information Form prior to completing the Volunteer Registration Form.
To become a volunteer...
Need more information?
If you have questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, or call 02 6254 8790.
We welcome Work Experience (WEX) students throughout the year as our way of giving back to the community. Similar to volunteering, there are a range of different roles for WEX students, however given the short-term nature of placement, high levels of supervision are required.
We receive significant numbers of enquiries each week and are only able to accept WEX students where there is a suitable position available that aligns with staff and program availability.
We recommend you get in touch with us eight weeks in advance of your preferred dates to avoid disappointment and scheduling conflicts with other students.
To become a Pegasus Work Experience Student
Need more information?
If you have further questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, or call 02 6254 9190.
Volunteer Code of Conduct
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: