Volunteer FAQs

As a prospective volunteer, you probably have lots of questions. If you have a question we’ve not answered here, please contact us, and we’ll do our best to provide an answer.

What is the minimum age at which someone can volunteer at Could Dancers?»

14 years old

Do I need to have previous experience with horses?»

No. However, you must be willing to learn about horses and working with individuals with disabilities. Positive and joyful attitudes are a must, along with good communication and listening skills.

After I submit the online Volunteer Information Request, I understand there are more forms I need to download and fill out. Where can I find them?»

Those forms can be downloaded here. You can bring the completed forms with you to your “Get Acquainted” session, or mail them.

How do I know when and where my Get Acquainted session is held?»

Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch about that after receiving the Volunteer Information Request you submitted. A delay of a few days before hearing back is not unusual nor an indication that your Request has not been received.

I understand that a background check is required; how do I initiate that?»

After you’ve confirmed your interest in being a Cloud Dancers volunteer, you can get the background check underway at the Sterling Volunteers website (use the Good Deed Code 9suvceg when prompted). The cost is $19.

What steps are being taken to address the COVID situation?»

Our new Cleaning & Disinfecting protocols and COVID Prevention Guidelines will be reviewed in your Orientation Session.  Generally speaking, we require masks, social distancing and limited personal contact with riders and each other.