Volunteers are the Heart and Soul of G.R.A.C.E.
They are an integral part of the program and special events, without whom
G.R.A.C.E. simply could not operate.
Volunteers are key to the continued success and well-being of G.R.A.C.E. and we benefit from the generosity and support of more than 65 volunteers each year!
Experience with horses is not necessary for G.R.A.C.E. volunteers, however, all volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. Volunteers receive in-depth orientation and training, and for volunteers who are shy around horses, there are a variety of other vital roles to be filled. Most volunteers do find that the horses are so wonderful they eventually gain confidence and enjoy working with them in class and getting them ready in the barn. Learning new skills is a perk of the position!
What does a G.R.A.C.E. volunteer do?
G.R.A.C.E. volunteers fill a variety of roles, including but not limited to:
Leading a horse, based on instruction
Side walking with a horse and rider to ensure the safety of the rider, based on instruction
Supporting special events – on a committee, as an event volunteer, or fundraising volunteer
Thank you to our long standing volunteers
Ontario Volunteer Service Award
This award recognizes volunteers for providing committed and dedicated service to an organization.
2021 G.R.A.C.E. Nominees
Babette Beard 15 years
Karen Hanna 15 years
Aunalea Cruickshank 10 years
Betty Wood 10 years
Danyle Harvey 5 years
Renee Robins 5 years
Anna Siekierzycki 2- 4 years (youth)
Kathryn Vanderpol 2- 4 years (youth)
Megan Vanderpol 2- 4 years (youth)
Join the Cause
Testimonial "Having been a part of the program for more than 30 years, I see the impact the G.R.A.C.E. program has had on many people. I am thinking not only of the clients, but those who help make it happen. I am a different person because of G.R.A.C.E. and I know I am not the only one. I love it when parents give me the permission to work with their children and learn from them at the same time. The same goes for the adult participants in the program. How inspiring they all are!" - Carol Parsons
Without the financial support from the community, G.R.A.C.E. would not be able to provide the services it does. Please consider donating today.