RDA Ryde is run entirely by volunteers. As a volunteer you may choose to assist in a variety roles from assisting our riders in their activities, feeding our horses and cleaning their yards, grooming, looking after our grounds, gardens, buildings, cleaning, promoting the Centre, fundraising and administrative work.
You will be guided through induction and training courses that ensure you are trained and comfortable with the procedures of our centre, as well as on the job training for any role you are interested in – there are lots of opportunities to grow! (See Volunteer Training below!)
Don’t forget – knowledge of disabilities and horse experience are not essential and there are many ways you can also be a part of our team by assisting us with ‘non horse’ activities.
Every volunteer is donating their valuable time to the Centre and our riders. RDA Ryde truly appreciates the time given to us. If you would like to join our wonderful team, please contact us by filling out the form below.
Riding Program & Classes
Property Maintenance, Gardening or Cleaning
RDA(NSW) Ryde Centre is not just committed to the education & development of our riders, but of our community of volunteers as well.
Volunteer Training is an ongoing process & journey! From learning about our Centre for the first time & refreshers to cement foundational skills to updating, adapting & expanding knowledge – there is something for everyone!
Volunteer Enquiry Form
Before you apply, please ensure you are aware of our Criteria for Volunteering:
• Working With Children Check (WWCC) Number is required for all volunteers over the age of 18 years.
• Volunteers 12 – 16 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a registered adult volunteer.
• Volunteers with disabilities are welcome to apply! Our capacity to find suitable and safe activities may be limited.
• The Centre is not able to accept all applications to be a volunteer. Offers will be made depending on areas of need, skills and interests, supervisors’ availability and forward plans.
Are you a business?
Our dream is to combine community and business to create a tranquil and beautiful place for all to enjoy, and where children and adults with disabilities can receive countless social and physical developmental benefits.
Contact us today if you or your business is looking for a way to support your local community through grants, sponsoring a horse or having your crew participate in a Corporate Working Bee and having a wonderful day out.
Founded: 1972 by Pearl Batchelor OAM
Patrons: Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC Governor of NSW and Mr Dennis Wilson
Get In Touch
P. (02) 9868 2223
RDA(NSW) Ryde Centre
118-120 Culloden Rd,
ABN 95 512 471 818 • CFN 12295 Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 All donations over $2 are tax deductible
RDA (NSW) is a volunteer organisation providing equine assisted activities for people with disabilities to develop and enhance abilities
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we live and work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.