Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Shining Hope Farms was created for, but not limited to provide services to people with disabilities, that includes hippotherapy, therapeutic horseback riding, family and caregiver support, and social and recreational activities.
A program like ours relies on amazing volunteers to keep serving children and adults in the capacity that we do, and to be able to serve more.
We are always in need of more volunteers, so if you are interested in learning about the available volunteer opportunities at Shining Hope Farms please read on.
What would I be doing?
Here at Shining Hope Farms volunteers usually do one, or a combination of two things:
1) Barn work/Care of the horses and tack
2) Participation in the arena for a therapy session or riding lesson
We can also usually use volunteers for a) help in our office, b) for our special events, and c) for special projects. If you have special skills we're sure we could use them!
We understand that our volunteers may have tons of experiences with horses, some experience with horses, or even none at all! We want our volunteers to be happy and comfortable so we are always willing to work with your schedule, interests, and skills and abilities.
How much time do I have to commit and when?
In order to provide dependability to our riders, we ask our volunteers to commit to at least at least a couple of hours a week for eight weeks.
I’m interested, how do I find out more?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and would like to receive more information please contact us via the form or contact our volunteer coordinator Leslie Lytton via email at email@example.com.