Thank you for taking the time to consider becoming a volunteer within Equestrian sports. Volunteers are viewed as a valuable resource to this organisation, its staff and members. Without volunteers there would be no equestrian events!

Would you like to Volunteer in Equestrian?

If you would like to get more invoved as a volunteer in equestrian, register your details below.

Register your Interest

To get involved as a volunteer the best place to start is at your local club or event. You can contact your local club through the CLUB SEARCH or find an event near you on our CALENDAR. Extra sets of hands are always welcome and any training required is available at the event.

Volunteers are always heavily relied on in all sports, especially in equestrian, however, people do not realise some of the small ways that they can help out, even for an hour or two, that can have a big impact on the running of the event. Some people may also feel restricted as they do not have any or much knowledge of horses. However, as long as you are willing to help, we will be able to find a job for you!

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Learn and develop more skills
  • Keep active
  • A way of expressing gratitude and giving back to the sport
  • Meet new people
  • Make a difference within the equestrian community
  • FUN

There are hundreds of roles available throughout Equestrian sports. Some may only be on the day of the event, some can run for a number of days and others such as being a committee member can run for the whole year!

Queensland volunteers are recognised at the annual Equestrian Queensland Awards Night. The Volunteer of the Year award recognises an individual who contributes to the running of equestrian sport and events in Queensland voluntarily. To receive this award, the volunteer must have a regular commitment to their role, undertake their own development and share knowledge and insight through mentoring and educating other volunteers, demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to their club and community, involvement at external events / competitions and they must be dedicated to the growth of equestrian sport.

EQ Volunteer Recognition Register

For next years National Volunteer Week, Equestrian Queensland would like to celebrate and recognise regular dedicated volunteers and encourage more volunteers in equestrian sport.

The first 400 volunteers to reach 10 events before the 30 April 2024, will be awarded an EQ Volunteer Pin during the 2024 National Volunteer Week.

This register is to record the name of the events that you have volunteered at and the dates. Eligible events must be organised by EQ Affiliated Clubs and may be competitions or club days.

You do not need to be an EQ member and you can register an event for any volunteer role that you have completed from 1hr+. If any one event is over multiple days, only one registration may be submitted for that one event.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 07 3891 6611 or [email protected]

Happy Volunteering!

Volunteer Thank U Series

In July 2021 we introduced our new Equestrian Queensland (EQ) Volunteer Thank U Series which features each Month in the EQ e-news and on the EQ website and social media pages.

The series provides an opportunity for peer to peer recognition and to introduce dedicated volunteers from our equestrian community. We look forward to sharing experiences of volunteers, while encouraging others to join in volunteering in equestrian activities.

Volunteer Thank U Nomination

2023 EQ Volunteer Induction/Education Day

During National Volunteer Week in 2023, Equestrian Queensland (EQ) hosted a Volunteer Induction / Education Day on Saturday 20 May at QSEC (Queensland State Equestrian Centre) with two programs that provided volunteers with an 'Entry Level Pathway' and 'Next Level Development' in equestrian sport.

2023 EQ Volunteer Induction/Education Day

Other Volunteer Opportunities

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