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 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 week to week. While the most common position volunteers approach us for is leading a horse or side-walking with a participant, these positions are rare and the areas for which we are always looking for more volunteers are in grant writing and to assist at events such as the Bunnings BBQs. Read on to find out our Current Volunteer Vacancies!
Volunteers generally assist us from 9am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday, however we do not generally have many positions available on Saturday's. 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.
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.
Volunteers pay an $80 registration fee to cover insurance, induction, training, Pegasus shirt, hat and a badge.
Current volunteer vacancies
Bunnings BBQs at Fyshwick
We need volunteers to be 'chefs', servers, bread preparers (and all things in between) for three hour time-slots (7am-10am, 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm) on the following Fridays: 18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November, and 15 December. If you can assist, please email us here.
We need assistance with ongoing grant preparation (multiple grants) and mentoring existing Pegasus volunteers in grant preparation and writing. Working alongside our Public Relations and Communications Manager, grant writing is a very important part of keeping Pegasus flying. Previous grant writing or corporate writing experience is preferred. If you can assist, please email us here.
Leaders, side walkers and stable hands
To become a leader, side walker or stable hand, volunteers need to attend an Induction, Basic Training and Stable Training (if becoming a stable hand). We currently have a number of trained leaders, side walkers and stable hands awaiting permanent placement. These positions are filled based on session schedules (usually weekday hours), and volunteer experience and availability. The following positions are available - if you can assist, please email us here:
- 1 x reserve for Mondays from 8am-10am
- 1 x permanent for Wednesdays from 3.45pm-5pm
- 1 x reserve for Thursdays from 8.30am-10.30am
- 1 x reserve for Thursdays from 3.45pm-5pm
- 1 x reserve for Saturdays 8.30am-10.30am
- 1 x reserve for Tuesdays at 3.45pm-4.30pm
- 1 x permanent for Thursdays at 3.45pm-4.30pm
- 1 x reserve for Fridays at 11.30am-12.30pm
- 1 x reserve for Fridays at 3.30pm-4.50pm
- 1 x reserve for Saturdays at 1.15pm-2.15pm
- 2 x reserves for Saturdays at 11.30am-12.15pm
To become a volunteer
If you have further questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, or call 02 6254 8970.
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 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: