the Heart of our Team


 Without our volunteers we would not be able to operate! They help take care of our horses, they sidewalk to insure the safety of our students, they work diligently in our office and behind the scenes marketing to help our cause reach levels we couldn't before. Please consider becoming party of our volunteer team!  Most of our volunteers come the the barn one day a week for a few hours. We hold several volunteers training session each year for new and experienced volunteers. We do require that our volunteers be at least 14 years old to participate. Our horse handlers must have previous experience with horse management. This is the perfect opportunity to gain volunteer requirements for school, clubs or colleges. If you are looking to pursue a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, mental health counseling, education, medicine or in the equine industry our volunteer program will be perfect for you. All volunteers should be comfortable around children, horses and nature. 

Horse Management Responsibilities:

  • Grooming Horses
  • Prepare horses for treatment sessions or lessons
  • Clean tack and barn

Lessons Responsibilities: 

  • Sidewalking during treatment sessions and lessons
  • Assist therapist and handlers
  • Sing songs, play with toys, etc.
  • Maintain a safe environment for students, horses, therapist and instructors

Office Responsibilities:

  • Filing
  • Mailing
  • Marketing

Fundraising Responsibilities:

  • Solicitation of donors/donations
  • Planning special events
  • Social media sharing of events and program fundraising



Volunteer Handbook (pdf)


Volunteer Registration Form (pdf)


Volunteer Flyer (pdf)


Health and Healing Through Horses


Financial support and contributions of any amount enable us to continue our goals and mission.


Donations are also accepted through the mail. 

Send checks or money orders to: 

Strides of Strength 

2717 Gaston Farm Rd. 

Chester, SC 29706