We are gearing up for our 2023 riding season and need volunteers!  Our season runs April through June and we need at least 3 Session Volunteers per rider each session. To apply to be a Session Volunteer, you must be at least 16 years old. Side Walkers walk along side the rider to keep them secure on the horse while Lead Walker help guide the horse, rider, and Side Walkers around the arena. 

To apply as a Session Volunteer, click HERE to download the application.

We also need Maintenance Crew volunteers.  As a part of the Maintenance Crew, volunteers assist with cleaning stalls, maintaining the riding arena, and other tasks around the farm.  We need Maintenance Crew year round, to keep the farm and the horses clean and safe for riders. 

To apply as a Maintenance Crew Volunteer, click HERE to download the application.

2023 STARR - Volunteer Flyers.pdf

School for Therapeutic and Recreational Riding (STARR) is a program located in Decatur, IL, dedicated to offering therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, staffed entirely by volunteers.  We are able to offer our services with the help of our gracious community, who donate their time and money to keeping this program going for the children. 

Our Location

STARR is located at 

3180 S. Mount Zion Road Decatur, IL 62521

(217) 864.2463