Be a Volunteer for Our Horseback Riding Program

Our Program Could Not Survive Without Our Devoted Volunteers

Our Program Could Not Survive Without Our Devoted Volunteers

Life As A Volunteer

As a lesson volunteer, you’ll receive training on how to help lead a horse, provide support as a side walker, help prepare and groom horses, and other opportunities.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and help out as a fun and rewarding way to meet service hour requirements, give back to the community, spend time in a relaxing, outdoor environment, connect with horses, and help people.


**You must sign up for the Volunteer Orientation to reserve your slot. Space is limited; sign up HERE.


Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, fill out the required paperwork in its entirety, and complete a volunteer orientation. We also require you to volunteer at a minimum once a quarter but preferably once a month. Please read the handbook prior to your orientation.

Application will be emailed 1 week prior to the orientation.

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Volunteers of the Year - 2023

Laurie Mosier, Marie Sorenson and Christine Hamilton are amazing individuals with an  boundless energy and love for our riders and unwavering support for the program. They spend an incredible amount of time at the ranch to make sure Great Plains is successful in every way. They come to the ranch every day with a smile on their face and love in their hearts! We thank you for your dedication to our riders! We can’t do it without amazing volunteers like you! Walk On!

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

2024 Volunteer Orientation Schedule:

May 11th, 2024 1 pm-3 pm
July 6th, 2024 1pm-3 pm
September 14th, 2024 1 pm-3 pm
November 2nd, 2024 1 pm-3 pm

All Volunteer Orientations take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at 13400 Donahoo Rd, Kansas City, KC, 66109. You must register in advance for orientation online HERE. Space is limited, please do not sign up if you cannot attend.
For information, please email [email protected] or call Kim O’Connor at 913-226-5906.

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