San Antonio Community Resource Directory

Volunteers are the hands and feet of our organization. We could not provide the services to our participants without our volunteer team's care, dedication, and support. If you want to volunteer with Open T.R.A.I.L., please see the many ways you can volunteer with us below.

Provide assistance with projects (big or small) or daily chores to help maintain and improve the center—the perfect job for groups or volunteers under age 14, with parental supervision.

Requirements for a helping hand include:

  • Complete Helping Hands Training 
  • Attentive to instructions
  • Do not mind getting dirty
  • Physically capable of assigned task

Helps engage the rider during the lesson and maintain the rider's safety by providing physical and emotional support. No previous experience is necessary; we will happily provide all training.

Requirements for sidewalkers include:

  • 14 years or older
  • Attended a Helping Hands Training
  • Complete Side Walker Training
  • Able to walk for 30-60 minutes
  • Enjoy interacting with the rider

Grooms, tacks, and leads the horse during the lesson to maintain its safety. Horse experience is a plus! We will provide all training for this position!

Requirements for horse handlers include:

  • 14 years or older
  • Complete Helping Hands Training
  • Complete Side Walker Training
  • Complete at least 10 hours as a Side Walker
  • Complete Horse Handler Training
  • Able to walk for 30-60 minutes
  • Attentive to surroundings

Click here for more information on volunteering.

To sign up for volunteer training, please email [email protected].

Monday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Kate Vasquez
(210) 367-8248
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Updated within the last 5 months.