HorseFriends invites you to partner with us and help change lives!


Volunteer Training – Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Still Water Farm in Summerfield.

If you are interested in volunteering with our program, fill out our interest form below and you will receive a welcome email from our Volunteer Director, Sue Parker (SueParker@HorseFriendsNC.org)

Volunteers are truly the heart and strength of HorseFriends, as HorseFriends Volunteers are vital to the success of each individual participating in this program!  

Volunteers are V.I.P.s We refer to them as VIPs because that is just what they are! (Volunteers Impacting Participants.)  Through HorseFriends, you will have the opportunity to enhance the life of an individual who has a special need.


We welcome any sidewalkers 13 years and older and horse leaders 15 years and older who are interested in working directly with the horses and our participants. Whether you are old or young, a professional horse person, or have little or no experience with horses, we would love to have you as a part of our ministry.



We hold regular training sessions for eligible volunteers. These sessions are designed to teach you how to help with our horses and participants. Our training focuses on safety for riders and horses as well as teaching volunteers how to be a horse leader, sidewalker, and/or a groomer.  For Volunteer Training, everyone should wear closed toed shoes that they don’t mind getting dirty.

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We love our volunteers and participants!

Please consider joining us and let us know how you are interested in volunteering.

Keep checking back to this website for up to date announcements about our next training date or call 336-420-4588 for more information.

HorseFriends has two Zoom virtual training videos available through our YouTube Channel. Just follow the links!

5/21/2020 – “How to Communicate with our Non-verbal and Special Needs Friends” is led by PATH Certified Instructor, Laura Michael.

4/25/2020  HorseFriends held a Virtual Volunteer Training via Zoom! We recorded the meeting (minus a few minutes at the beginning – oops!) and you can watch it all on our YouTube Channel. Just follow this link! Meet our staff, including our new PATH Certified Instructor – Laura Michael, and learn the basics of sidewalking and being a horse leader in our program.

If you would like to attend the training, please complete the forms below and bring with you to a training: