The Wellow RDA Group is relaxed and very friendly. Our volunteers meet other like-minded people, get huge satisfaction from their interaction with the riders and horses and enjoy various social events, as well as trying to ensure that our riders do likewise.
Our organisation needs a large number of people prepared to give up their time to a regular weekly term-time commitment. At present Wellow RDA has about 40 volunteers. We come from all walks of life, not necessarily horsey, but ALL have a desire to help people less fortunate than ourselves.
Every rider needs a leader and possibly 1 or 2 side helpers, so, in a session with four riders there can be as many as twelve volunteer helpers and an instructor.
Our volunteers help the riders with activities when riding.
They help with getting the ponies ready for the rides.
Volunteers assist riders at local, inter-regional and national shows.
They help at our annual Dog Show, the mounted Nativity Play and 3 Day Summer Holiday.
Knowledge is not as important as enthusiasm. Training will be given and there is always a friendly face to help and guide you. Feedback is encouraged.
We encourage Pony Club members, aged 12 years or over, to gain their Pony Club Equine Achievment Badge in RDA Volunteering. See www.pcuk.org
We can help with volunteers working for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. See www.dofe.org
All our volunteers can take part in the training schemes provided by the British Horse Society. See www.bhs.org.uk
Wellow RDA always needs more volunteers, so if you think that you could make a regular contribution by helping at a session or by fundraising, then please contact us.
Your commitment gives our riders the opportunity to be the best that they can be, and the gift of a sense of achievement and self-worth.
Wellow Group RDA
Little Horse Croft Farm
Wellow Near BATH
Somerset BA2 8QF
Tel: 01225 840 853
Charity No : 1152796
Company No : 8474461