Volunteering at an RDAQ Member Centre

A Riding for the Disabled Centre can provide exciting opportunities and valuable experience in a wide range of areas.

You do not have to have experience with horses to assist at an RDA centre. Training and support are given to build your confidence and skills in supporting the riders and in working with horses. Many RDA volunteers go on to careers in the health, disability, education and equestrian sectors. Some choose to undertake additional study to become a nationally accredited RDAA Coach.

To volunteer at an RDAQ Centre you must be aged over 12 years and, in line with Queensland Government requirements, to provide front-line support to people with disability you must hold a current Blue Card.

RDAQ also recommends that all volunteers are vaccinated for common vaccine preventable illnesses to protect the vulnerable people, including volunteers, who participate in RDA programs from serious illness.

There are also many non-horse related duties and activities where you can play an important role. These include office work, centre and pasture maintenance, rider preparation, media and marketing, promotion and fund-raising…..

RDAQ Member Centres is always looking for volunteers from all backgrounds and areas of interest. We encourage people who wish to contribute to their local community to make contact with their nearest RDAQ Member Centre.