How to Get Involved

Volunteer Horse Handler/Youth Assistant

At Urban Stable we empower our students to become independent leaders with their horse. In order to safely facilitate this growth to independent leadership, students in our program are assigned a volunteer Horse Handler/Youth Assistant to work one-on-one with a student and horse pair to help students maintain safe practices around their horse.

Horse Handlers/Youth Assistant Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Assist student as needed in grooming, tacking and leading their horse
  • Lead student’s horse as student is mounted and learns to ride
  • Maintain safe practices around the horses
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Horse experience preferred
  • Desire to help youth grow and develop
  • Able to commit to volunteering at one class weekly over the course of 10 weeks in the fall/winter, and/or 14 weeks in winter/spring
  • Able to attend volunteer training and follow CanTRA safety guidelines
  • Complete a Volunteer Application, Abuse Registry Check and Police Record Check – Vulnerable Sector

If you are interested in volunteering as a Horse Handler/Youth Assistant please email hayley@urbanstable.ca for a volunteer application.

Volunteer Board Member

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Do you have a passion to make a difference? Want to make an impact in the lives of youth in your community? Do you have an engaging personality and are not afraid to dive in and do tasks? Then our Board of Directors is looking for you!

The Urban Stable Board of Directors is an engaged, working and dynamic board that takes action. We have an amazing team of board members and we look for like-minded people to join the team. As a Volunteer Board Member, you will help steer our charity forward, effectively planning for Urban Stable’s future, sustainability and success.

Board Member Responsibilities

  • Unique skills preferred – fundraising, marketing and finance
  • Prepared to do tasks and work on projects
  • Be an ambassador for Urban Stable
  • Participate at fundraising, awareness and celebratory events
  • Attend board meetings every two months (Sept –June)
  • Attend and contribute to planning, development and event meetings
  • Able to attend interview, orientation and training session for a particular role on the board
  • Commit to a 2-year term

To learn more about applying as a Board Member email: board@urbanstable.ca

Event Volunteer

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We cannot change lives without our volunteers, especially at our fundraising events. As an event volunteer you can sign up to help at certain special events and fundraisers or you can join our fundraising and events committee to help organise the annual fundraising activites.  We have opportunities to volunteer at various fundraising events throughout the year such as the annual Bud & Spud Fundraiser, Paint Parties, and the Golf Tourment.

Event Volunteer Responsibilites:

  • Make short term, single event commitments or commit to a 2-year term on the event committee
  • Event volunteers are provided with an orientation to their particular role
  • Event committee meetings are set individually based on what is needed for that specific fundraiser and/or special event

If you are interested in being an Event Volunteer or sitting a term on the events committee contact us via email at: board@urbanstable.ca

Donate Today

You can help Urban Stable change lives by donating today. Every donation, no matter how big or how small, enables Urban Stable to continue to unbridle youth potential. Make a life-changing gift today.

Other ways to get involved are in-kind donations such as:

  • Program equipment – we ask equipment to be clean & in good condition
  • Office equipment and supplies
  • Time & expertise in an area that would benefit our organisation

Contact us by email at carla@urbanstable.ca if you have any in-kind donation that could be used or benefit Urban Stable. Please read our in-kind donation policy here. 


Thanks to the support of our volunteers and donations, this is how students have responded to our programs…

“I have always wished to ride or own a horse and this program is making a wish come true and is teaching me how much work a horse needs. I learned that I like taking a challenge. My Horse taught me that I do have knowledge in my head, I just need to try hard to bring it out.” Student Age 10

“I think the program is awesome. I learned that I am a good leader. I can do anything I put myself to if I try. My horse taught me to be confident.” Student age 11