My inspiration for becoming an RDA Volunteer was to give parents a break from their children and myself a focus away from my own child. I went to a centre some distance from home for 6 weeks where I met a truly inspirational Coach who suggested a centre closer to my home. From the first day I arrived, Beverley (our passionate leader), was most welcoming and I very quickly became part of the CVRDA family. A lot of Volunteers had been their a very long time and quickly included me as if I had been too. I just became one of the regulars enjoying the children, riders and the "family" that makes CVRDA a great RDA Centre to volunteer at.

Julie McLaughlin
Level 1 coach in training & Hippotherapy Horse handler - Currumbin Valley RDA

Hi, I would just like to say that I started volunteering with RDA 20yrs ago and I am still a volunteer today. I really enjoy helping the kids out, and finding new friendships is awesome. There is no better way to give back to the community, watching those kids smile is the best payment ever.

Lyn Clark
RDA Level 1 Coach and Carriage Driver - RDA Currumbin Valley

Volunteering for the RDA (riding for the disabled) would have to be one of the most rewarding things I've done in my life. For the past 12 years, I’ve spent my Saturday mornings helping our little riders find the freedom and happiness of therapeutic horse riding. One advantage of having such a long term commitment, means that I have watched a lot of our riders get stronger, and more capable of independent horse riding. I work with a fantastic team of other volunteers that make the atmosphere pleasant and welcome, but what makes me really come back each week is the smiles on all those little faces.

Kathy Tansley
Volunteer - Currumbin Valley RDA