Danada Equestrian Center

Volunteer at Our Danada Equestrian Center

Danada Equestrian Center's volunteers assist our professional staff by caring for the center's horses and accomplishing daily feeding routines. Many horse-related learning opportunities — including exclusive lectures and demonstrations — are offered to volunteers.

Work with horses, and be a Danada volunteer. For information about volunteering, contact Volunteer Services at 630-933-7233 or volunteer@dupageforest.org. 

The equestrian center is located at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton.

 

Purpose

The Forest Preserve District's Volunteer Services program is designed to engage volunteers who are willing to donate their time, talents and resources to support the programs and staff in carrying out the mission, purpose and guiding principles of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and its various volunteer programs. 

 

Equestrian Camp Aide

Commitment: Seasonal (60 hours/year)
Location: Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton IL
Minimum Age: 14
Application Deadline: February 1 (spring) and August 1 (fall)

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff in providing a fun and educational camp experience for students. Volunteers may also assist staff in caring for District horses and maintaining the stable environment while providing a safe, informative and enjoyable experience to visitors, including horsemanship students, hayride attendees and visitors at District programs. There may be situations and tasks where the volunteer interacts with the public and responds to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).

 

Equestrian Facility Aide

Commitment: Flexible (40 hours./year)
Location: Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton IL
Minimum Age: 14
Application Deadline: February 1 (spring) and August 1 (fall)

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff with special projects and assigments related to facility maintenance and operations. It may also involve assisting in caring for District horses and maintaining the stable environment while a safe, informative and enjoyable experience to visitors, including horsemanship students, hayride attendees and visitors at District programs. There may be situations and tasks where the volunteer interacts with the public and responds to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).

 

Equestrian Program Aide

Commitment: Weekly (4 hours/week & Danada Fall Festival)
Location: Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton IL
Minimum Age: 14
Application Deadline: February 1 (spring) and August 1 (fall)

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff in caring for District horses and maintaining the stable environment while providing a safe, informative and enjoyable experience to visitors, including horsemanship students, hayride attendees and visitors at District programs. There may be situations and tasks where the volunteer interacts with the public and responds to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).