Our Volunteers

Everything at Sugarloaf is done by volunteers.  Without then we couldn’t help a single person.  We really value their dedication and commitment : some of our volunteers have been with us for over 20 years.

The more volunteers we have the more lives we can improve.  That’s why we always welcome new volunteers.  If you’re interested, why not come down to meet us and see what we do ?

Volunteers give as much times as they want.  You don’t need any experience, as you complete the National RDA Basic training and once completed you receive a certificate – and are all DBS checked. Volunteers may also undertake additional courses such as first aid and training days arranged through other groups, each receiving a certificate.



Learning how to tie a haynet safely


Sugarloaf RDA Volunteers

Volunteers showing off their new yard equipment paid for by “Tilbury ASDA”






Fun days & competitions         


Presentation days for volunteers and riders


July 2016








 Work days & Stable Management 

Younger volunteers

A number of our younger volunteers come in school holidays and at weekends. Many have came and gone onto do their Duke of Edinburgh awards working with us. Some have achieved the YELA Award too http://YELA.org.

There are plenty of opportunities within RDA to progress and use your skills – plus it looks excellent on your CV.

Our  volunteers find they :

  • Learn new skills
  • Enjoy the fresh air and exercise
  • Make new friends
  • Make a difference to someone’s life!
  • Be part of something special
  • Have fun!!

“Seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter makes it so worthwhile”

                                                                                                      A Volunteer