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. We moved into a beautiful new location and exciting things are taking place at the Center. We renovated the existing barn and have continued construction on brand new stalls as well as moving dirt for a brand new outdoor arena. Many other projects are ongoing including clearing trails so that our riders may enjoy exploring the outdoors.
People with horse experience often assist us as 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 one hour a week until our season ends on Nov. 17 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 a annual horse show, and several fund raising events and there are lots of ways to help at these 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
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours a week
- Must have horse experience