Little Bit was founded in 1976 by a small group of volunteers, and volunteers remain at the heart of our operation. Today, more than 325 volunteers every week are needed to assist the 230 children and adults with disabilities Little Bit serves each week.
No horse experience required! The first step to becoming an individual volunteer is to attend one of our one-hour volunteer orientations, where you’ll learn about Little Bit and the many volunteer opportunities we offer. Our largest ongoing need for volunteers involves working with our riders during classes and helping to care for our four-legged therapists:
Program volunteers assist riders and patients by grooming and tacking horses before class, supporting riders while in class, leading horses, and putting away horses after class. Program volunteers commit to one regular 2-hour shift for at least 6 months. We encourage a weekly placement and offer classes Monday through Saturday, from 8am to 8pm.
Barn Team volunteers assist with horse lunch and barn chores, including filling water buckets and cleaning stalls. Barn Team volunteers commit to at least one shift, 11-1:30p.m., Monday-Saturday.
All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age or older.
All adults who volunteer independently must undergo a criminal background check. Service hours performed at Little Bit cannot be used to fullfil obligations of court ordered community service.
Group volunteer activities are an exciting way to support Little Bit and build team camaraderie!
If you are interested in organizing a team of volunteers from your company, university, service group, social club or faith-based organization, please complete a group volunteer application.
Due to safety regulations, Little Bit requires all group members to be 14 years of age or older.
For project planning purposes, please reach out to book your team at least 30 days in advance.
There are a variety of ways groups can volunteer with Little Bit:
- Holiday Decorating
- Event Support
Swinerton, Salesforce, NAIOP, and Windermere have all recently supported our facilities while building camaraderie. Your team could be next!
If you have any additional questions about volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.