‘Like many others who walked through Diamonds front door, it’s become a second home’

Most of our instructors are volunteers. There is a full time table of over 60 riding, vaulting and driving sessions, which start on Tuesday mornings and go through to late Saturday afternoons.

Thursday evenings are left free for training. The horses are put out to grass from Saturday night until Monday morning, when they are ridden back from our grazing fields and prepared for lessons the following day.

Become a volunteer

The unique benefits, which can be achieved from helping others are immeasurable.

‘I get so much satisfaction from seeing the children enjoy themselves and seeing them glad to see their helpers. We become friends and miss them when they leave’

The Diamond Centre’s success hinges on its excellent team of volunteer instructors and helpers – without them we could not operate.

In 2000 we won the Sport England Volunteer Investment Programme Award – an award for excellence in training, organising, retaining and rewarding volunteers.

Many of our volunteers start with no previous experience of horses or the disabled and come from all walks of life. Some help at The Diamond Centre for a couple of hours each week and some for a couple of days.

Our junior helpers start at aged 13 and work alternate Saturdays on a rota basis after they have completed the basic training.

For those who would prefer not to work with horses, help is always needed to run the servery or maintain the gardens.

If you would like to become a volunteer at Diamond please call us on 020 8643 7764.

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