The continuing involvement of volunteers is vital to equestrian sport and can hardly be overstated. It is estimated that tens of thousands of volunteers each give an average of 15.5 hours of time each year to equestrian sport and recreation in Great Britain, although many give much, much more of their time. The BEF and it's Member Bodies value volunteers highly and recognise them as one if the sport's greatest assets.
Here you can find advice for both volunteers and volunteer managers. Ranging from how to reward volunteers to guidelines for best practice; from information on how to get started to advice for young volunteers.
What is a Volunteer?
Although there is no legal definition of exactly what a 'volunteer' is, the term volunteering is generally taken to describe where a person freely gives their time to an activity without the expectation of getting paid. Volunteering is a positive activity, for both the volunteer and the people or organisation that they help and support. As there is no contract between the organisation and the volunteer, either party may terminate the arrangement at any time.