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.
TROT provides equine assisted activities and therapies for special needs children and adults. This volunteer must be in good health and able to be physically active and mentally alert and focused for the 1 hour session. He/she must be able to tolerate severe heat and dust. The Horse Handler is responsible for grooming, tacking, warming up beforehand, leading the horse through the lesson and untacking the horse afterwards. Prospective handlers must submit our Volunteer Application and Horse handler questionnaire so that we may assess the volunteer’s abilities and experience. A 2 hour training class is mandatory. Once the volunteer has tried out for this position our training team and instructors assess their abilities and schedule the volunteer if and where appropriate.