Volunteers are vital to the Madison Fields Therapeutic Riding Program.
There are three different volunteer opportunities within the therapeutic riding program: side walker, horse leader, and equipment manager. We serve children and adults with a variety of disabilities. Some riders are independent with mild impairments, while other riders are totally dependent on the volunteers to hold them, onto the horse, and help them follow simple directions.
All of our volunteers participate in a Volunteer Orientation held at Madison Fields. We provide training and support, so you are fully prepared to assist our riders. Experiences with horses is helpful, but not required!
Dates: Our needs vary slightly with each session. Lessons take place Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Our Fall Session will begin November 1, 2017 and will run for 6 weeks! We ask that our volunteers try to commit to the full duration of the session.
- Animal Care / Handling
- Child Welfare
- Special Needs
- Animal Therapy
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- Commitment: 1.5-2 hours once a week for 8 weeks
- A waiver must be signed by a parental guardian in front of staff (for minors only)