The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
If you are looking for a way to share your time with others, there are many opportunities to volunteer with the Northland Therapeutic Riding Center (NTRC).
NTRC is located north of the river a little northwest of Kearney, Mo. at 13608 Henson Rd., Holt, Mo.
People with horse experience often assist us a horse leader. Horse leaders exercise and groom our horses and also lead horses for riders. Those without horse experience or who just want the opportunity to interact more with our riders, may choose to sidewalk and assist the riders while in the saddle. Other volunteers assist us with barn and arena maintenance such as watering the arena or cleaning stalls.
Many of our volunteers assist us two hours a week until our season ends on Thursday, Nov. 15 when we take a break for the winter. We have continuous orientation for new volunteers and I generally do that on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings for anyone who is ready to start assisting us with the gift of their time.
Those who can't commit on a regular weekly basis assist in other ways. For example, we have an annual horse show as well as many other fund rasing events, there are lots of ways to help at those events as well.
Those interested in volunteering may submit a volunteer application on our website at: www.northlandtrc.org. Additional information is on our Facebook page or you may contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (text or voice) at 816-808-1106. Thanks! Jenn Lowrey