What Does a Volunteer Do?

PALS relies on the generosity of our volunteers to ensure the sustainability of our organization. We are always excited about gaining new volunteers! From grooming & tacking our horses, to working directly with our clients in the arena, we wish for all of our volunteers to come away with a meaningful and fun experience. Our all-star volunteer team assists with weekly and special programs such as summer camp & SERVE (a program for veterans), horse care, barn activities, special event planning, fundraising, and general administrative tasks throughout the year PALS offers several types of volunteer positions:

Program Volunteers

Individuals interested in participating in the PALS therapeutic program offerings work alongside PALS staff in the barn as barn managers, horse leaders, and side walkers. These individuals interact closely with PALS clients and our herd to ensure the highest quality sessions are provided on a daily basis.

Administrative Volunteers

Individuals interested in assisting PALS with administrative duties ranging from public relations and marketing to grant research and preparation are welcome to join the PALS staff in our office. This group assists with the daily needs of the organization and ensure the long term sustainability of its programs.

Special Events Volunteers

Individuals interested in helping PALS plan for and then implement a variety of small and large scale events throughout the year are welcome to join any of the many committees which operate year-round to support each individual event. From fundraisers to community awareness events PALS is always looking for creative and energetic individuals to assist these events.

Program Volunteer Requirements

We are always excited about gaining new volunteers at PALS. Horse experience is not required, but Program Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

*PALS offers a Youth Volunteer Program, to find out more click here.

Volunteer Shift Times

Therapeutic riding sessions are held Monday through Thursday in the afternoons and evenings.
See our program calendar for exact dates.


You can Apply Now! or download the forms Here.
or contact PALS Outreach Coordinator volunteer@palstherapy.org | (812) 336-2798



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