Mini Handler/Walker to bring smiles

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Minis and Friends South Plains

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The little horses/minis/donkeys need help to work in the community two or more times a month (approx 6-8 hours a month) throughout the week and weekends). We require a commitment of 1-2 visits per month to be active. Of course, we'd love for you to come as often as possible!

Mini-Handler Requirements - you must be physically fit to handle a miniature horse of 100 - 220# in all situations. The minis may be small but they are strong. This is our most popular position - but we need to let you know beforehand - that Safety is #1 in Minis and Friends.

  • Please be aware that working with the minis is physically challenging.
  • Mini handlers must be able to stand for long periods of time as well as have excellent balance.
  • Your work as a handler requires agility to move alongside the mini while walking as well as move quickly when changing positions during a close-up interaction with those we visit.
  • We ensure the safety of both the minis as well as our volunteers or the reverse at all times and this has given us a fantastic reputation for being "safety first" when we work with the little horse therapists.
We ask every volunteer to purchase a Logo t-shirt to wear on visits. Ask Melanie what is available as we have several kinds.

We have many positions in Minis and Friends - take a look and select those that interest you on our application - if you think of something not there - let us know! We love creativity! If you are more virtual or not hands-on - you would also need to only attend a month so you know what is happening in the organization. At fundraising events for instance - the minis and donkeys are always there to spend time with them :)

We promise it will be an exceptional way to give back to the community.

Minis and Friends SouthPlains visit with those that have special needs - children, youth, adult, and seniors - or whom life's circumstances have created a special need.

The Lubbock community has embraced our little horses and everyone that meets them falls in love with them.

Age is 14 and up with a parent. Students welcome that need community service for school.

Have fun and do something unique - the minis love people and we need your help.

"Won't you help a mini today?"

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About Minis and Friends South Plains

Location:

5412 9TH ST, LUBBOCK, TX 79416, US

Mission Statement

Mini Hooves Touching Many Hearts Minis and Friends South Plains is a group of caring people and horse lovers dedicated to sharing the love and spirit of miniature horses to those who need special, tender care. Minis and Friends South Plains brings our mobile herd of trained miniature horse ambassadors to people of all ages who may be suffering mentally, physically or emotionally. Our unique programs tailor activities for children with disabilities, at-risk youth, individuals in transition and elder adults to improve their motor skills, ability to connect, tactile response, use of senses and spirits through interaction with miniature horses.

Description

Minis and Friends South Plains’ minis need help to work in the community 3+ hours one or more times a month. (some months we work every weekend)

You will be trained to work with our minis and then you will be asked to meet us at the location or you may get hands-on training the day of the event -- either way, we will train you the Do's and Don’ts of a visit or event. We promise it will be an exceptional way to give back to the community.

Minis and Friends visits with those that have special needs - children, youth, adult and seniors - or whom life's circumstances have created a special need. Please see our webpage to learn about how you can help too -- www.minisandfriends-southplains.org

Perfect opportunity for a small team (corporate) or friends or family members 14 and up or retired folks. We like to have 2 mini handlers per miniature horse at every visit.

Have fun and do something unique - the minis love people and we need your help.

"Won't you help a mini today?"

WHEN

Fri Nov 29, 2019 - Thu May 28, 2020

WHERE

Various locationsLubbock, TX 79416

(33.60362,-101.96905)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 14

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