Our volunteer activities include:

Workshop Equine volunteer

We usually need at least 1 volunteer per horse when we are conducting our workshops. This role requires you to be very observant of the students activities to ensure they are being safe, and the horse is not showing harmful behavior. You will need to be comfortable around handling horses. Workshop Student volunteer -- If you wish to volunteer for the Workshop programs, but are not comfortable handling horses, we still need help with the set-up and organization of our workshops. This would also include facilitating activities that do not have direct involvement with a horse.

Facility volunteer

if you are interested in working directly with the facility, we can always use a helping hand to exercise the horses, groom and bathe, feed and clean. We are located in New River which is north of Phoenix and directly west of Cave Creek. We do not have a lower age limit for children at AERO but kids under 14yo need to have a parent present. AERO has grown and needs people to commit to taking on specific roles below to help with the programs....please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know if you are interested in a particular role listed below:

Need Good Homes Coordinator (NGH)

This must be a knowledgable horse person who can assess a horse and help find matches on our good homes distribution or refer if a horse needs medical careā€¦involves driving, phone, and email time but AERO can train on referrals.

Maricopa County Animal Resource Team Coordinator

This person will help train AERO volunteers for working thru resources lists in a disaster and need a group of volunteers ready to help with evacuation and coordination services if a county disaster or emergency were to occur. We will provide training and a CERT trained person would be ideal (CERT training can also be arranged).


Large Animal Rescue Training Coordinator

This person will handle tracking registration, coordinating food within budget, and collecting registration fees for October training (usually this person can participate in the training for free as long as our registration is high enough).

Special Event Coordinators

We need people who are good at coordinating lots of moving parts to help us with special events like the National Rescue Ride and Trail Trial Clinics, etc. You can sign up to work one event or several.

AERO relies on volunteers to make AERO programs available and successful! Know that you are a valuable part of the organization's success!