Chakota needs volunteers who are willing to commit to be a member of a team for a rider during therapy sessions. You do not have to have experience with horses. Sessions are weekly and last one hour. You must be able to keep pace with a horse during this time but it is okay to take breaks. We will work with you. We also have other opportunities for those who are not able to keep up with the horse. It's a much more rewarding work out and less expensive than a gym membership.
We are also looking for those who have experience handling a horse. Volunteers are required to get each horse ready before the lesson. In addition to getting horses ready we also need volunteers who can lead the horses during the lesson. Some riders are not ready to be turned loose in the arena but that is our ultimate goal.
If your personal schedule does not allow a structured volunteer schedule then you are welcome to volunteer to assist with barn chores whenever you are available. The horses need fed and groomed and their stalls need mucked.
You're not sure if horses are your thing but have a soft spot for children with disabilities; we can use your talents with keeping the paperwork in order.
What ever your skill is, we can use it. We are always looking for someone who can do different things.
- Basic Computer Skills
- Animal Care / Handling
- Grant Writing / Research
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- able to walk/stand for 1 hour if volunteering as side walkers and horse leader.