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.
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 Thursdays and Saturdays for two 10 week sessions. The Spring Session runs April 26-July 7, 2018, no session Sat. May 26 (Memorial Day weekend), the Fall Session runs September 6-November 10, 2018. Thursday hours are 2:00-5:30. 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 dates TBD.