Lesson Volunteers are needed to help assist the instructors at the B.O.K. Ranch Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program, located in Woodside, CA. Lesson Volunteers help groom and tack up the horses, assist the riders during their lessons and help with general barn management duties. No experience is necessary; on the job training is provided.
To be a lesson volunteer you must:
*Be able to walk continually for 60 minutes, bend, twist, raise arms up and jog for short distances on uneven ground
*Attend a safety orientation
*Be able to pull a person potentially weighing 180lbs off of a horse (training will be provided)
*Be willing to learn and follow BOK's procedures
*Be able to perform tasks with minimal supervision after training
*Be willing to help with barn chores and other general grounds beautification
*Possess a desire to have fun and be rewarded with the smiles of those you help
*Be at least 16
For more information on how to help, please respond to this ad or visit us at www.bokranch.org and click on "Volunteers".
The B.O.K. Ranch mission: Founded in 1985, the B.O.K. Ranch Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program is dedicated to providing horseback riding lessons to children and adults with special needs.
Therapeutic horseback riding allows students with physical, cognitive, emotional, and/or developmental disabilities to develop physical strength, balance, control, self-confidence, and self-esteem. At B.O.K. Ranch, students focus not on a limitation, but on an ability. They interact with our wonderful horses, staff, and volunteers, and the results are extraordinary.
- Physical Education
- Problem Solving
- Child Development
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 8 weeks
- To be a lesson volunteer you must:*Be able to walk continually for 60 minutes, bend, twist, ra