Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up for our 18th Annual Barn Dance. The dates are April 3rd – April 6th, the hours are from 9:00am – 2:00pm, serving in 3-hour shifts. All church groups, work groups, service groups, friend groups, and family groups are invited to join us. Individuals not affiliated with a group are also welcome! Please click on this link to register https://bit.ly/48zuxf0. Please note: All volunteers must be over 14-years old. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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Steps to Become a ROCKateer
Volunteers make up 91% of ROCK’s workforce and we could not operate without the dedicated help of volunteers. We offer numerous volunteer opportunities that require a wide variety of talents. Your volunteer time will make a difference in the lives of our participants and their families.
- The ROCKateer Team will contact you about the orientation you are registered for or follow up with additional questions they may have.
- Attend the Orientation / Tour on your scheduled date
- Attend In-Person training.
- Complete your Background Check (ROCK pays all expenses)
- Sign up to volunteer in classes or special events
- Welcome to the team! Know that you are making a difference in the lives of our participants and their families.
- Riding Programs
- Horse Handlers
- Side Walkers
- Arena Assistants
- Special events & Fundraising
- ROCK Sponsored Events
- Barn Dance
- Silent Auction
- Numerous Additional Opportunities
- Grounds and Facilities
- Welcome Wranglers
- Administrative and Front Desk Support
Volunteer training courses are offered August – May. While horse experience is needed for certain roles, it is not required in order to volunteer. The volunteer training courses cover ROCK procedures, safety practices, and promote volunteer involvement. Regardless of prior experience, anyone wishing to work with the horses or clients must be trained and demonstrate competency in the area they wish to assist.
Please recognize, riders and horses have the best outcomes when volunteers exhibit consistency and commit to one lesson per week for the same rider. ROCK gives scheduling preference to long term volunteers who can meet this commitment.
2023-2024 Volunteer Training
Our riders and horses have the best outcomes when consistent volunteers commit to one lesson per week for the same rider throughout the year. ROCK gives scheduling preference to long-term volunteers who can meet this commitment.
ROCK’s regular program year runs from September – May. We have very specific needs in our program that need fulfilled and we want to ensure that we have a role for you once training is complete. All volunteers must be over 14, pass a background check, and be able to work independently without the assistance of an adult.
Volunteer training at ROCK is a two-step process. The first step in attending our Orientation and Tour. The second step is attending in-person training. Volunteers will be added to in-person training once they have completed the Orientation and Tour.
Previous horse experience is not a requirement, but please let us know what experience you have.
ROCK Volunteer Training Dates
The following dates are open for registration:
- Thursday, April 11th, 6:00pm
- Wednesday, April 17th, 3:00pm
Please click on the link below to access the pre-application form. Please note: You MUST be accepted into a training to attend, we are not able to accommodate walk-ins. You will receive an email from the Volunteer Team to confirm your training date.
Volunteer training is held at ROCK, 2050 Rockride Lane, Georgetown, TX 78626. Please call the Volunteer Department at (512) 930-7625 if you have any questions.
Corporate Volunteerism and Special Interest Groups
ROCK needs you! Is your organization looking for projects or opportunities that fulfill ROCK’s mission? Each month, ROCK provides opportunities on the 2nd Friday from noon – 4:00pm. We can host a maximum of 15 people in your group. Each member must be at least 14 years old. We offer a variety of tasks including indoor and outdoor beautification projects, periodic building opportunities, and preparation for special events. To see dates available and submit a Workday Request Form, click on the button at the bottom of the page. If the date you are interested in is not available, or if you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Community Service & Court Appointed Community Service
At this time, we are not able to offer any court appointed community service hours.
Service for Academic Credit
Students wishing to earn community service hours for a class must volunteer in a therapeutic or therapy lesson and commit to volunteering at least one hour per week, for a minimum of 12 weeks. Attending both the Orientation/Tour and In-person Volunteer Training is required.
Volunteer groups are needed for the
2024 Barn Dance, April 3rd - 6th, 2024
We are currently seeking groups of 2 – 30 to assist in setting up for our 18th Annual Barn Dance. The dates are April 3rd – April 6th, the hours are from 9:00am – 2:00pm, serving in 3-hour shifts. All church groups, work groups, service groups, friend groups and family groups are invited to join us. Please click on the link below to register. Please note: All volunteers must be over 14-years old. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.