Volunteering with RDA makes a difference to the lives of others and it’s great for your health and well-being too. You’ll get a warm welcome, make new friends and become a valued part of our community. We welcome volunteers of 12 years and over, there is no upper age limit.

Our centre is completely reliant on our amazing team of volunteers. Not only do they help look after our horses' welfare and assist with riding and driving lessons they are also instrumental in raising awareness of the work of The RDA and in raising valuable funds to help us continue our work. Whether its talking to a WI group, doing a bake sale or a sponsored event, we are enormously grateful to all our supporters for every penny raised.

We are known for our friendly, relaxed family atmosphere and always welcome new volunteers. The majority of our volunteers assist with horse care and the provision of riding and driving sessions, but it’s not just about horses and ponies – there are plenty of other jobs that need to get done in areas such as fundraising; general office admin; grounds maintenance; and bicycle maintenance (essential to support our carriage driving activities).

We would also love to talk to potential volunteers who are interested in training as coaches. Previous equestrian experience does help, but in-house training is provided free of charge and there are many supportive members of the RDA team to help you achieve your coaching goals. With more coaches we can offer more sessions.

If you are interested and have any questions please contact us via email
or to apply complete our volunteer application form and return it to office@rdawoodbridge.org.uk

Please note: that due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not currently able to accept volunteers under 18 years of age (but please do register your interest and we will contact you as soon as the situation changes). Training for all volunteers is subject to current social distancing restrictions, so induction sessions for new volunteers may be delayed.