ID: 6221

Riding Assistant

Disability Services Regular - more than 6 months Gelorup WA

About this opportunity

The following work scope applies to all volunteers at RDA:

  • Assist with preparation of horses for riding, including catching, cleaning, brushing.
  • Lead horses in a safe manner to ensure the safety of acutely disabled clients and our volunteers.
  • Ability to train as a Coach, which takes 2 years.
  • Walk beside the horses as instructed, ensuring the safety of the clients, and in the case of an emergency to help dismount and care for them.
  • General duties as required, including clearing the paddocks of manure, cleaning tack, raking and maintaining paths.
  • All volunteers are required to be physically fit and will be required to walk for at least 1 hour per riding session.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Must be physically fit. Experience in handling horses would be an advantage. Working with Children Check and Police Clearance are mandatory and payable by Agency.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Tuesday and Wednesday am/pm during school terms

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People Learning English
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Disability Support
  • Working with Animals

On the job


Tea and coffee supplied