RDA SA prides itself on being an inclusive Organisation where all Volunteers are valued

  • No job is too small.
  • Volunteers with RDA SA make a difference in their communities working to support people with disabilities – often outside and with horses!
  • They are integral to the RDA program and, while new volunteers offering experience is helpful, it is not essential as training will be provided.
  • Volunteers with RDA SA commit to as little or as much time as they have available.
  • There are jobs for everyone – from paperwork to picking up – well let’s just say a horse has got to do do what a horse has got to do.
  • RDA SA is an Equal Opportunity organisation and provides volunteer opportunities on the basis of a person’s skill, aptitude, interest and qualifications.
  • Volunteers must be able to demonstrate that they are physically capable of performing the duties they are allocated.
  • Young people between the ages of 12 & 18 who wish to volunteer with RDASA must have parental permission.
  • If you (or someone you know) are interested in joining our dedicated team of volunteers we would love to hear from you!
  • Please contact an RDA SA Centre near you to start your volunteering journey.

Volunteer Roles

    • Volunteers can assist with helping in a number of ways including:
    • Lesson management:
    • Supporting clients on horseback or to engage in sessions
    • Horse preparation and care
    • Leading / Side walking
    • Lesson setup
    • Horse Training
    • Coaching – Nationally Accredited certification
    • Office Support – Social Media & website management, data entry, general administration duties
    • Fundraising / Marketing
    • Property management / maintenance
    • Events / Competitions – Event management & support
    • Committee – Support decision making and RDA centre development.

What you need to Volunteer

Why Volunteer and what are the benefits?

  • You can make a difference to families and the life of an individual with a disbility.
  • Enjoy volunteering in the outdoors and makeing new friends
  • Improving your fitness working with horses.
  • RDA SA Volunteers recieve training and experience in a wide range of activities.
  •  Build skills in teamwork, communication and a variety of area – chat to us about what skills you might like to develop.
  • Volunteers will undergo an induction process and will receive any training needed for the role they choose. This training will include an awareness of the policies and procedures which govern RDA SA and the applicable NDIS Practice Standards.
  • Volunteers are covered by personal and public liability insurance during their time at RDA SA.
  • RDA SA coaches conduct a very rigorous accreditation process for each horse used in the program. RDA provides training to all its volunteers and has a very high regard for the safety of all participants. As such the likelihood of accidents is minimised