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Volunteer with Horses and Children with Special Needs

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ORGANIZATION: McKenna Farms Therapy Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 141 people are interested
McKenna Farms

Volunteer opportunities are available in horse care, horse leading, sidewalking during sessions, fundraising, facility maintenance, landscaping, events, administrative tasks, and more! More opportunities and their descriptions can be found on McKenna Farms’ Volunteer Portal on the website. No horse experience is required, but it is definitely a plus! The first step is to visit our website and fill out an application!

Groups such as Eagle Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, corporations, etc. are always welcome to complete service days or service projects!

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About McKenna Farms Therapy Services

Location:

3044 Due West Road, Dallas, GA 30157, US

Mission Statement

...to provide innovative therapy programs and resources for individuals with special needs and their families...

Description

We provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy to individuals with special needs in a clinical setting as well as in hippotherapy.

Hippotherapy

What is Hippotherapy?

The word "hippotherapy" comes from the Greek word, "hippo", meaning "horse". Hippotherapy is treatment with the help of a horse. (Hippopotamus is Greek for "river horse".) Specially trained physical, occupational, speech, and assistant therapists use this treatment approach to achieve functional outcomes.

Why a Horse?

The unique combination of the horse, the horse’s movement, and non-clinical environment produces an extraordinary effort on all systems of the body. The therapist can modify the horse’s movement to promote specific responses within the individual. It is a treatment approach that uses activities on the horse that are meaningful to the individual and specifically addresses their functional goals. What’s more enjoyable than receiving therapy on the back of a horse?!

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3044 Due West Rd.Dallas, GA 30157

(33.97036,-84.74172)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Equestrian
  • Youth Services
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 8
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly
  • 18 years + requires a background check -- 13 years & under, must have guardian with at all times

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