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Volunteer Opportunities at High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center 501 (3) (C

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High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center

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Volunteering at High & Mighty provides the unique opportunity to support a participant in learning new skills while also creating a place to build relationships with wonderful people and special horses in a beautiful setting. Volunteers are essential to running a successful program and without them the program could not continue. This is a wonderful opportunity to help others, meet friends, enjoy the outdoors, become involved in the community, participate in events, and learn about horses.


It can also serve to fulfill community service requirements that your school or organization may encourage/require.

Program areas in need of volunteers include:
● Horsehandling
● Sidewalking
● Spotting
● Ground work with horses
● Barn work
● Fundraising
● Administration
● Special Events

If you have any other special skills that you would like to contribute to the High & Mighty mission, please let us know.

Qualifications:
You must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer in program

Commitment:
Ideally, volunteers are asked to assist fairly regularly, preferably at least once a week for about two hours. Regular participation allows meaningful relationships to develop and enables volunteers to experience a participant’s progress firsthand.

Reward:
As a volunteer, you will:
● Assist others in reaching their goals
● Provide participants with individualized attention
● Develop an understanding of and contribute to the lives of those with special needs
● Grow your knowledge and understanding of our equine partners
● Learn new skills related to horses
● Share your knowledge, skills, experience, and interests with others
● Make new friends while giving back to others
● Give the gift of your time
● Receive educational opportunities
● Be part of the High & Mighty community

Please reach out to Rachel B at butler@high-n-mighty.org if you are interested in joining a volunteer training!

More opportunities with High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center

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About High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center

Location:

71 County Road 21C, Ghent, NY 12075, US

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

To provide equine assisted activities to people with special needs with the goal of enhancing their physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and safe environment for our human and equine participants.

Riding, driving and other equine assisted activities offer many benefits to children and adults with special needs These benefits may include:

l Improving strength, balance, range of motion and coordination.

l Increasing the ability to listen, learn and communicate.

l Promoting independence and pride by accomplishing new skills

l Provide an opportunity to make new friends

l Developing an appreciation for nature and our environment

Description

These classes are designed for children and adults with special needs

Classes are all inclusive, offering an opportunity for all abilities to learn and develop their horsemanship skills together

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

71 CR 21CGhent, NY 12075

(42.25764,-73.60961)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building
  • Equestrian
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are very flexible with your schedule! You have the opportunity to volunteer on a sub only basis or have a weekly schedule where you commit an hour or more on the same day(s) each week.
  • The work that we do requires that you are able to walk in an arena, up hills, and through trails for an hour at a time.

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