become a VOLUNTEER

RDA Tasmania could not exist without its volunteers. We value the time and commitment of these dedicated individuals whose individual efforts each make the world of difference. There are many ways you can help make a difference to the lives of others within your community - from coaching riders, being a board or committee member, to side walking, fundraising or making tea! Volunteer your legs and enthusiasm to help make the learning experience fun and enjoyable. 

Do you have a few hours to spare?

Our centres need voluntary helpers to assist them in providing weekly recreational & therapeutic sessions to our participants with disabilities, special needs and mental health problems.

You can be part of a team that helps to develop their abilities and enrich their lives. You do not need to know anything about horses as training is provided and there will always be someone willing to show you what to do.


There are also plenty of ways to get involved if you wish to use your skills in a more administrative way.  We are always seeking capable and willing individuals to assist on either our centre committees or the state board. 

How to get involved

If you are over the age of 12 and would like to become a volunteer then please contact you local Centre, to discuss your availability.


As part of our commitment to a safe environment for children and people at risk, volunteers over the age of 18 are required to complete a successful Working with Vulnerable People Check and be issued with a card. You are most welcome to contact us for more information on how to get one and what information to provide.


An induction and basic training program will be organised for you upon commencement with your centre and is essential before you can assist.. 

Are you an equestrian coach with some spare time?

Why not consider becoming an RDA coach and volunteer your experience and time to help make a difference in the lives of others.


You can commence your training at the age of 16 whilst working towards a Level O certification. 


Our RDA Coaching program is nationally accredited by the Australian Sports Commission. 

Are you a  therapist who would be interested in working with horses to benefit your clients?

We could always benefit from the support, advice and assistance of those with allied health qualifications in our programs.  The involvement of speech pathologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists leads to invaluable insights and even greater gains towards goals for both our volunteers and riders.  Please contact the state office or your local centre if you're interested in volunteering your time or expertise.