Our Volunteer Program

We Are Always in Need of Volunteers – Thank you for your interest!

TH volunteers are one of the most critical elements in our service delivery. Volunteers are the direct link between the therapist/instructor’s guidance to the client and the achievement of personal therapy goals with the aid of the horse.  For one client we serve, we often require 3-4 volunteers as a direct part of the treatment team.  Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age, and no prior horse experience is necessary.  We will train you from the ground up.


We require a minimum of a 2-3 hour time commitment on the same day each week. This is very different from most volunteer programs, where the volunteer is not necessarily tied down to a specific day and time. Here, if a volunteer does not show up…the client does not receive services.  For those of you who cannot commit to regular commitment of this length, but who can commit to being available to fill in, we also do have a floater program.

Steps to Volunteer With TREE House of Greater St. Louis

(1)  Click here to complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form 

(2)  Complete a Volunteer Application that will be emailed to you

(3)  Click here to complete a Background Check by registering yourself through the State of Missouri Family Care Safety Registry

Once our Volunteer Services team has received, reviewed, and approved all necessary paperwork and FCSR Background Check, we will contact you to schedule a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session.

Reach out to volunteer@thstl.org if you have any questions!  

Volunteer Opportunities

We utilize volunteers in a number of different ways at the TREE House of Greater St. Louis. If you have a specific talent or interest, we would love to find the perfect role for you. To see a list of common volunteer roles, check out our individual volunteer opportunities page. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering, you can email volunteer@thstl.org

If you are an organization or group looking for a volunteer opportunity, check out our group opportunities page.