Whether you are able to devote one hour or ten hours per week, your time and energy will always be greatly appreciated. Assistance is needed in all aspects of our program. Opportunities exist with program volunteers (horse handling/leading and sidewalking), fundraising, public relations, grant writing, volunteer recruitment, photography/video, and future planning.
Program volunteers work in our therapeutic riding sessions as either horse leaders or sidewalkers. Please refer to our volunteer handbook for complete job descriptions for each of these volunteer roles. Volunteers involved in our mounted therapeutic riding lessons must be at least 14 years of age with prior horse experience, or 16 if no horse experience.
Adequate support is critical in safely serving our clients. We therefore request volunteers directly involved with our riding program be willing to commit to a minimum of one and a half hours each week on the same day and time for a minimum of 6 weeks. If you are unable to commit to this time frame, you may instead be included in our database as a substitute volunteer.
As a volunteer, your role is critical to the success of our program and ultimately our riders. As part of the commitment we ask that you reserve cancellations for emergencies and provide 24 hour notice of cancellation whenever possible.
Should you need to cancel within 24 hours of your scheduled volunteer time, you must call our volunteer coordinator at 508-857-1737. Please do not e-mail or text your cancellation.
Next Training: May 19, 2013, 2:00-4:00 pm
Please register with volunteer coordinator, Julia Haggarty to receive directions to the farm.
All volunteers are required to attend a 2- hour volunteer training session. If you can not make the scheduled volunteer training, you may schedule an individual training with an instructor, but please be aware that you will still need to complete the 2-hour training when a session is offered.
To sign up for training, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact volunteer coordinator, Julia Haggarty at 508-857-1737 or email@example.com.
2-hour volunteer training agenda: