Volunteer for our centre


In 2017 Crowson Park was awarded The Davida Steele Award for Outstanding Community Organisation from Logan City Council.

We are very proud to announce our very own Kylie B. has been selected as the QLD Junior Volunteer of the Year 2015.



Along with our marvelous horses we couldn’t survive without our dedicated volunteers. We always encourage new volunteers to come and join us. No horse experience is needed as there are many ways volunteers can support our centre. Please call into our centre and meet our team and watch a lesson or two. All volunteers are required to do a safety induction and full training is provided.

Dates for 2019


Term 1

February 26th – April 5th          6  Weeks

Term 2

April 23rd – June 28th                     10 Weeks

Term 3

July 15th – September 2oth     10 Weeks

Term 4

October 8th –  November 13th   6 Weeks


Rider Award night – 9th of November


Volunteer Testimonials

” What attracted me to Crowson Park RDA originally was an article in the Jimboomba Times (February 3, 2010) noting an upcoming volunteer orientation day. I wanted to learn more about this program that offered so much physically, mentally, and socially for disabled riders. The volunteers (then and ongoing) are such a friendly, open group who taught me (an animal lover with no horse experience) everything needed to help out. What keeps me volunteering are the smiles on the riders’ faces and the real progress they make in their lessons. There’s never a boring day at RDA. I continue to learn from and appreciate the dedication and creativity of other
volunteers, carers, and the riders themselves. Did I mention the added benefits of fresh air and exercise and working closely with that wonderful breed of horse, the RDA horse ? Thank you Tia, Bushie, Barnaby, and Lady and all the past four-legged members of the Crowson Park RDA family !”

Mimi Erickson-Paulin


“Having a little spare time, over 4years ago , I decided that I would like to take on a volunteer role for a worthwhile cause in our community. RDA was a likely choice for me . I had been involved with horses all my life , riding , breeding , showing , judging etc, therefore thought I could be of some value to our local RDA group at ‘Crowson Park ‘. I had never worked with children or adults with disabilities before ,(so I was a little apprehensive), but I thought I could do any job that involved the horses. I set myself the task of picking up the manure in the paddocks, bagging it & putting it at the front gate for $1 a bag . I enjoyed seeing the funds grow in the honesty box and pretty soon there was a team of ‘poo pickers’. We would all chat while we worked…. and I have made really wonderful friends from that humble beginning .
Slowly, I started to side walk with our riders and then lead the horses ,without being too ‘involved ‘ with the riders ……..but all of that was to change . When I could see the enjoyment and smiles, their willingness to learn to ride at their ability , their progress every week, the enthusiasm of the coaches and the other volunteers on their team …I was hooked !!!
I love working with ALL our riders , each has their own personalities ,capabilities and goals and I am so happy to be part of the happy,friendly ,family-like atmosphere at ‘our little centre’ .
I would encourage any person who enjoys ‘being enriched’…. It happens twice weekly HERE at CROWSON PARK RDA.”

Helen Tidy


“I am a moderately active 70 plus years senior and have been volunteering at RDA for nearly four years now. I get great satisfaction in seeing the benefits that our assorted disabled riders achieve as well as the pure enjoyment they experience in coming to our centre.
It feels good to be able to help their families in this way also. On a personal front I enjoy the activity ( if you don’t use it you lose it ) and the social interaction with my fellow volunteers, it is good to meet new people and enjoy a laugh and a chat.”

Mary Harding

Crowson Park Volunteers 2018

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