Horse Related Activities for Special Needs Children


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Cause Areas

When

Tue Apr 26, 2016 02:30 PM - Sat Nov 12, 2016 05:30 PM

Where

906 Maple DriveWebster, NY 14580

Joan & Chief

About

This is the time for you to help out kids who are taking time away from therapy - physical, chemo or other - to be with horses.

Volunteers are needed as horse handlers and side walkers for trail rides for special needs children and teens. Horse handlers will lead horses along the trail while side walkers assist with the child's balance as required.

The program operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for two 10 week sessions. The Spring Session runs April 26-July 9, 2016, no Session Sat. May 28, Memorial Day Weekend; the Fall Session runs September 6 - November 12, 2016. Tuesday/Thursday hours are 2:30-5:30. Saturday hours are 9:00 - 1:30 offered in three shifts; 9:00-11:30; 11:00-1:30 or full shift.

Volunteers are also needed for Summer Camp. Volunteers assist campers with daily riding/groundwork lessons, other horse related activities, crafts and play time. Camp runs five consecutive weeks beginning July 18-21, July 25-28, Aug 1-4, Aug 8-11 and Aug 15-18. Monday through Thursday 9-4. Shifts offered are 9:00-12:30, 12:00-4:00 or full day.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Family Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Special Needs

Good Match For

Kids Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Anywhere from 2 hours to full day - very flexible.
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