The Most REWARDING volunteer experience you will ever have! THERAPEUTIC RIDING OF TUSCALOOSA (TROT)

Sunday, January 1st, 2023 from 12:00pm to Tuesday, December 10th, 2024 12:00pm (CT)


To volunteer for this opportunity you must fill out an application through our portal:  Apply to Be a Volunteer

  • Children in foster care are 9 times more likely to attempt suicide.
  • 80% of children in foster care and children with disabilities report depression or anxiety
  • 40% of these children do not finish school

But YOU can make a difference in these statistics.  Sign up to be a mentor to one of these children through our Stable Moments program.  It is a commitment.  You will need to meet with your mentee weekly for the duration of the school year.  But you will find great rewards, and you will get to play games with kids and horses.  What could be better?  check out and to see how this wonderful volunteer experience can enrich your life and the lives of others.

This is an ongoing opportunity.  If you can't make one training date, let us know!  We have trainings throughout the school year. 

33 Remaining
Organizer will approve registrants
Opens Jan 1, 2023 8:00am
Registration Closes
Nov 15, 2024 5:00pm or when space runs out.
Age Limit
16 and up
Background check, Training
Requirement Details

Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:

  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.

Did you answer "no" to the COVID risk questions?  GREAT!  Then ask yourself,

  1. Are you available on a consistent basis to help these kids?  You will be serving as a MENTOR.  That means they will look up to you and try to be like you.  Consistency is crucial.
  2. Can you be outside in a barn setting?
  3. Do you have patience and the desire to help kids struggling with living in today's world?
  4. Will you commit to wearing jeans or leggings, along with our AWSOME TROT MENTOR T-SHIRT and sturdy shoes?

Want to know more?  Go to our website to see what volunteers say about working at TROT
or our facebook/instagram pages

We hope to see you at TROT!

time with horses, time with kids, opportunity to learn something about equine assisted therapies from certified therapists. The feel good opportunity to make a REAL impact.
Parking Details
When you arrive at TROT, open the green gate, pull just through and CLOSE THE GATE IMMEDIATELY. There are animals running loose and we don't want them in the road. Then find a place to park facing the road under the cedar trees and come to the barn.
Sustainable Development Goals
7 Positions Filled | 12 Impacts | 69 Hours

A few people you will meet... View Details