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.
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
Counseling / Mental Health
Good Match For
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)