River Valley Riders volunteer to make a difference

Community Editor

River Valley Riders is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults with special needs by providing equine assisted activities and therapies. Last year, more than 200 volunteers made a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Volunteers work directly with instructors providing assistance during therapeutic horseback riding lessons. Evening volunteer opportunities are from May through October in Afton or Scandia.

New volunteer training will be offered at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 880 Neal Ave. S. in Afton April 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Call 651-439-2558 or contact www.rivervalleyriders.org to RSVP.