LTR volunteers are people who give their time and services to benefit our programming. Some bring skills in horsemanship, while others bring skills in leadership. Our volunteers make a difference in the lives of others. They are the heart of our programs and their dedication to our mission is the reason we thrive.
It’s rewarding for me to see the kids overcome their challenges
— Amy, Volunteer
“…If you want to touch the future, touch a life.” – Author Unknown
Lesson volunteers are an essential part of our program! Walk beside our students to give needed support or lead a horse during programs! Horse Leaders must have experience with horses; however, side-walkers do not need prior experience.
Barn Buddies ensure that our horses are ready for their lessons and prepared for their riders! This is a great opportunity to work with the horses and enjoy having some “barn time”! Feeding, grooming and mucking are just some of the duties of Barn Buddies.
Corporate, Community or School Group Volunteering
Farm and building maintenance is always welcome! Organize a group to spend the day in the fresh air and work on current LTR projects! Past projects have included: painting, fence mending, trail and field clearing, building, gardening and fall and spring cleanup.
Volunteer at Special Events, serve on committees, or assist with production at fundraising events!
- Be willing to attend appropriate volunteer orientation and training (see calendar or contact us for dates!)
- Be committed to volunteering at your scheduled time at least once a week per 8 week session.
- Lesson volunteers must be at least 14 years of age while Barn Buddies can be as young as 10 years old with supervision from a parent.
January 1, 2022
All staff, volunteers, and participants must be masked regardless of vaccination status when inside the barn. Sidewalkers and horse leaders must remain masked during lessons. Please discuss any mask-wearing concerns with our Volunteer Coordinator.
LTR follows CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Guidelines with regard to isolation and quarantine periods. Link: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html
All volunteers must sign the COVID-19 Waiver. Please bring the signed waiver with you, or you may sign a waiver upon arrival on your first visit to the facilities.
LTR, Inc. is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center and operates under the guidelines and standards established by PATH. All paperwork must be complete before participation, and annual renewal of paperwork is a center policy for all returning volunteers.
New Volunteer Orientation: 2022 Orientation Schedule to be released January 1.
If you prefer to mail in your application, mail downloadable forms to:
14490 Berlin Tpke
Lovettsville, VA 20180
attention: Volunteer Coordinator
Please sign & date!