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Volunteers needed for 2024!


Our Volunteers are an essential part of our RDA, without them we couldn’t possibly function.

We are looking for people who have a passion for volunteering with children and animals, who enjoys an opportunity to be outside and be physically active. Sessions typically run during term time, in school hours. Some evening and weekend sessions too.

If you have a spare couple of hours a week join us to:

  • Spend time with horses

  • Make new friends

  • Help some amazing children

  • Enjoy being outdoors and get some exercise

Rewarding roles from just a couple of hours a week

  • Session Riding Coaches

  • Session Group Leaders

  • Riding Session Leaders & side walkers

  • Fundraising volunteers

  • Maintenance Volunteers

Read our FAQ's, or download application forms.
If you're interested in joining our team or learning more about volunteering opportunities, please get in touch via email.

Horsley, Bookham and Leatherhead RDA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  All RDA volunteers are subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.


"It's very rewarding, great exercise and really fun!"

"It is a very humbling experience working with the RDA.  I walk away from each session with a full heart." 

"Seeing the children who ride, grow in confidence and physical strength. I also enjoy meeting and getting to know the other volunteers." 


Our aim is to deliver the best possible experience to participants, with sessions that reflect each individual’s needs, aspirations and therapeutic goals.

Being an RDA Coach is a uniquely rewarding challenge, offering the chance to unlock potential in everyone you work with. If you think you could inspire our participants to achieve their goals, why not get in touch and start your journey as an RDA Coach.​

Full description can be found here

Read our Coaching Pathway guide here 

"It is so rewarding to see not only the joy the children get from their riding lessons but also the amazing progress they make week after week!" 



Lead Walker / Side Walker

To assist in the smooth and safe running of the riding lesson by leading a pony, side walking with a rider or assisting the coach during the lesson.


You'll be enthusiastic and flexible volunteers, available on a regular basis as a Leader and Side Walker.


A passion for volunteering with children and animals, who enjoys an opportunity to be outside and be physically active. Experience of working with horses and ponies is not essential and training will be given.

Full description can be found here

"The riders have a great time, the ponies are amazing and it’s just a positive experience."

HBL RDA Volunteer

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Join us at one of our many fun events to help collect funds, engage with the community or sell raffle tickets.

If you can't commit on the day, we're always looking for good raffle prizes or cakes to be sold at our fundraising events.

Full description can be found here

Just how much I enjoy getting involved in different aspects of the groups activities, from organising weekly rides to supporting fundraising events."

HBL RDA Volunteer



Our trustees are central to the success of HBL RDA.  Do you think you have the time, skills and experience to support us in fulfilling our charitable objects?  


Benefits of being a trustee: 

  • the knowledge that you are contributing to a worthwhile cause

  • build self confidence

  • experience of committee work

  • acquire new skills

  • the enjoyment of working with a diverse group of individuals

Having joined as a trustee I get to get involved behind the scenes and help make this amazing charity operate. As a trustee it provides me a bit more flexibility to contribute in times that suit me, whilst also seeing an impact I am making.


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