Get Involved and Make a Difference

Volunteers are the life blood of any nonprofit organisation. RDA volunteers are no exception; we rely heavily on our volunteers to deliver our services.
Each week over 3000 volunteers at RDA centres across Australia donate their time to assist 3000 children and adults with disabilities enjoy the therapeutic benefits of horse related activities.

RDA volunteers make a real difference in the lives of our riders. Volunteers can assist in a number of ways:

  • side walkers - see our Fact Sheet on Sidewalking
  • leaders - see our Fact Sheet on Leading
  • carriage driving - see our Fact Sheet on Carriage Driving
  • horse training and care
  • coaching
  • office support
  • fundraising
  • events
  • presentations
RDA Centres provide training, support and insurance to all their volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to know where your nearest group is, please visit your State page via the map on the left.


Volunteer Recognition Awards

RDA Australia depends almost entirely on the efforts of some 3,000 volunteers throughout the country to assist with the delivery of programs, administer centres and care for the horses on who so much depends.

Each year RDAA holds its National Volunteer Recognition and Awards Night to honour those volunteers without whom the organisation simply could not function.

To find out more about RDAA Volunteer Recognition Awards click here

Volunteer Training Programs

RDA welcomes volunteers between the ages of 12-85 years of age. Volunteers must demonstrate that they are physically capable of performing the duties they are allocated.

Experience with horses and people with disabilities is desirable but not essential. We can offer training in the variety of roles that you may perform at RDA.
To find out  more about RDAA Volunteer Training Programs click here