Come join the fun!
It takes about 100 volunteers to run Eos and they are the life-blood of our program. Without them we could not function. Volunteers serve in many capacities:
During riding sessions as side walkers and horse leaders. Our most pressing volunteer need! No experience with special needs people or horses is required. We will train you on the job or at our Volunteer Training Day Saturday, March 30 2024, 1:30PM to 4:00PM at the Eos Arena. See more info below
Office helpers – folding, stuffing
Fund raisers – organizing and running events
Members of the Board of Directors
Members of the Eos Support Committee
Maintenance and repair of facilities
1. Volunteering from the Heart
Most of our volunteers work during our riding sessions serving as side-walkers and game participants with our riders. No experience with horses or people with special abilities is needed – just the desire to help others. Riding session volunteers are our greatest need. Some volunteers also work to help Eos with office work, facilities maintenance and to help in fundraising projects. Without all of these volunteers, Eos would not be possible.
2. Volunteering as Therapy
Riders aren’t the only ones who receive benefits from. Many of our volunteers say that they get a positive sense of well-being through their help to others. There are other people who experience great peace just by helping to take care of horses – our gentle giants. In recent years Eos has reached out to a number of people with various personal issues who receive help as they help us, and we have been able to extend our therapeutic mission year-round.
3. Volunteering as Service
Eos has received great support from many local schools, churches and organizations whose members have a service requirement programs. These supporters include Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, 4-H Clubs, Rotary Clubs, and many others.
Eos Therapeutic Riding Center is a family-based organization in our community that unites our riders with people and groups inc; 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church Groups, service organizations and Veterans. These individuals and groups along with our faithful volunteers enable us to come together in many different ways to share their love and happiness along with helping our riders reach new goals. The final results are made. "Miracles Happen on Horseback"!
Saturday March 30, 2024
Volunteer Training Day @ Eos Arena 1:30 to 4pm.
As of 2016 the law requires all Eos Volunteers over the age of 18 to have PA State Police & Child Abuse Clearances (At VTD we will have staff available to apply for your clearances.)
If you’ve lived in PA for over 10 years, you will need to fill out a Disclosure Statement.
If you have not live in PA for 10 years, you will need to have an FBI finger print clearance done.
Please wear appropriate outside clothes for the day and comfortable footwear that covers the entire foot.