Volunteer Training


1. Induction

All new volunteers will receive induction training on their first day.  This will include a tour of the facilities and an introduction to RDA.  Each State/Territory has a procedure for Volunteers to undergo a Police Clearance or Working With Children Clearance.

2. Basic Program Training

  • Side Walking in RDA (Please note that in the Side Walking Video, the Double Hold is referred to as the Hand-over-thigh Hold in Australia)
  • Leading in RDA

3. Volunteer Training Resources

RDA Australia and our Program Delivery Consultative Committees have developed a number of resources to help with your training.

 Volunteer Information Booklet - available at your centre

 Everything you need to know about volunteering at RDA!

  • Leading and Side Walking
  • Emergency drills
  • Safety around horses
  • Fitting equipment
  • Understanding disabilities
  • Workplace Health and Safety
Fact Sheets
Saddle Fitting - coming soon
How to Become a Coach - coming soon. See also our Coach Education Page