It is through the commitment of our volunteers that Penniwells enables people with disabilities to ride for benefits to their health and wellbeing, and to achieve their goals.

We rely on the input and support of volunteers – not just those who help with riding – but also fundraisers, treasurers, administrators or simply to help with a bit of DIY.

We need volunteers with a wide range of skills to make RDA groups work – people who want to share in the fun and excitement and be part of the environment that bring horses and people together for such great benefit.

If you wish to volunteer for Penniwells, please fill the attached application form and send it to us.

Penniwells Application Form for Volunteers – Click here

Volunteer Vacancies:

Leaders & side helpers are always required – Times we really need at present are:

Monday 3pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 4pm – 6pm

Thursday 3pm – 5.30pm

Please get in touch – maybe you can come for an hour after school or work to help out?

General site maintenance, handy jobs, mechanical jobs, decorating, plumbing, fencing & technical help are all areas we require volunteer help – If you think you can provide this please apply to Penniwells RDA Centre with a CV showing your skill set. 

You don’t even have to touch a pony if you would rather not!

Fundraising – Could you help raise the £100,000 required each year to run the Centre?

Jenny Bridger is running the Brighton Marathon for Penniwells next year – To donate please go to


Jenny Bridger






Volunteering Facts

  • IMAG0782RDA Groups bring together more than 18,000 volunteers
    who help to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of 23,000 riders or carriage drivers
  • Each year RDA volunteers contribute more than 3.5 million hours of their time
  • Every one of the 500 RDA groups across the UK needs more volunteers to develop and expand the service
  • Volunteers at every group achieve amazing results and help people realise dreams. In 2005 this was recognised by the Queens Award for Volunteering, which was awarded to the Isle of Man and Muirfiled groups. This continues RDA’s excellent record of recognition in this field, with over 6 awards in the past 3 years
    RDA volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things.