Volunteering with GallopNYC is Rewarding, Exciting, and Fun

Volunteers enjoy the personal satisfaction of helping children and adults with developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges, all while working with and being around horses, one of nature’s most empathetic animals.

We ask volunteers to commit to two hours of service a week. 

Questions? email, or call 646.233.4507.

Ready to start? Sign up here!

After you sign up, you’ll be offered a brief online orientation. After completing the orientation, you’ll be able to sign up for your first volunteer opportunity. On your first day, you’ll be asked to arrive a half hour early for onsite training from the instructor. 

That’s it! Hope you’ll join us!

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  • Each rider is supported by up to three volunteers – one leading the horse and one on each side of the rider.
  • NO EXPERIENCE is NEEDED. We provide training.
  • A love of horses is helpful, as is a desire to work with individuals with a disability.

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Here are some times when we need your help!


No Lessons


Forest Hills


Bowling Green in Prospect Park


Riverdale Stables

Jamaica Bay Riding Academy

Gemini Stables

  • Morning (start TBD)
  • Afternoon (start TBD)

Forest Hills

Bowling Green in Prospect Park

Bronx Equestrian Center

Gemini Stables

  • Afternoon (start TBD)

Looking for a Corporate Volunteer Day?

GallopNYC welcomes company teams of volunteers!  We’ve  had great groups from Blackstone, Moody’s, Goldman Sachs,  Deloitte and others.   School groups are welcome too.  Contact

Blackstone Volunteer Team at Bowling Green
RBC Volunteers Help the Clean Up at Gemini Fields
Cornell Alternative Spring Breaks Team

” I marvel to see how much people are capable of when no one puts limits on their expectations.”

—GallopNYC volunteer