Volunteers are the backbone of our organization!
Our volunteers are an invaluable asset of the Center. Without our volunteers, the children would not have their therapy sessions. We provide 2-3 volunteers per child for every Hippotherapy session– one to lead the horse and one or two to serve as “sidewalkers.”
Our volunteers also help out with the grooming and exercising of the horses, keeping the tack clean and neat, and fulfilling the general cleaning duties of the barn, arenas and grounds. No experience is necessary. The only requirements are that you like to help others, are dependable and responsible and have a positive attitude. We provide training sessions for horse care and handling.
We also need people to help with duties to help the every day operation of the facility to run smoothly and to continually improve the facility. We have a list of Volunteer Opportunities that include not only helping during session with the children and horses, but activities that could fit any person’s expertise or interest.
Periodically, we conduct a weekend “Clean Up Day” when everyone pitches in to give the facility a good “once-over.” These events are always a lot of fun and our posted on our event calendar.
The reward of volunteering
Our volunteers experience the satisfaction of knowing that they have made a difference in a child’s life. It is gratifying to see the progress the children are making in their therapies. And, if not for our volunteers, these kids would be denied the opportunity to experience the benefits that can improve their Quality of Life. A desire to give back and help someone else is what drives our volunteers. What a great group we have!
We need you!
If you are 14 or older, have a genuine interest in serving others, and don’t mind getting a little dirty, we need you! We have retired seniors, school students and stay-at-home parents among our volunteer staff. We ask that each volunteer give a minimum of an hour, the length of a session. More time is certainly appreciated! And if just want to participate in our monthly “Volunteer Work Day,” there’s no age restriction at all– if you’re under 14 we require that your parent or guardian work along-side you.
Below is our current session schedule. This is changed frequently as we add new students.
Sunday: 7:30 am to 1 pm
Tuesday: 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday: 2 pm to 6:30 pm
Volunteers also needed for 8 am weekday feeding, grooming and turnout.
If you would like to become a volunteer or need more information, please contact us