Volunteers (13 years and older) work with our staff to build a team that helps care for our horses, prepare the horses for the lesson, and assist the instructor during the lesson (by leading the horse or sidewalking with the rider) as well as a variety of additional barn tasks. No experience is necessary...we will train.
Program volunteers commit to a specific lesson or lessons for the duration of the 8 to 14 week session, which allows the same team of horse, rider, instructor, and volunteers to work together to achieve the rider’s goals.
Whether you are an enthusiast with many years of horse experience or come with no experience and would like to learn more, join us and share in the miracles that happen at Walk On.
Walk On needs regular volunteers between the hours of:
Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. -12 Noon Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The barn is closed on Sundays
We need volunteers in our administration office too! Assistance is always needed with data entry, filing and many other miscellaneous tasks. Volunteer with us any day Monday through Friday between 10:00am - 1:00pm
Seeking Community Service Hours?
Walk On is pleased to be partnering with many of our area schools, religious organization as well as local companies as an approved 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Walk On
26665 W CUBA RD, BARRINGTON, IL 60010, US
Walk On is dedicated to providing equine assisted activities to people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities.
Equine assisted activities provide motivational, educational and recreational benefits that enhance the quality of life through interaction with the horse.
The goal of Walk On is to partner with the horses to inspire the participants to reach their highest potential.
Walk On's mission is dedicated to providing theraputic horseback riding to children (as young as three) and adults (as old as 93) with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities.
Equine assisted activities provide motivational, educational and recreational benefits that enhance the quality of life through interaction with the horse. The goal of Walk On is to partner with the horses to inspire the participants to reach their highest potential.
While riding a horse, students are given the opportunity to feel freedom and power through movement. As the horse walks, the movement is transferred to the rider, providing a combination of sensory, motor, and neurological stimulation. This translates to stronger muscles, better balance and coordination, and improved gait. Just as important as the physical benefits, greater self-confidence and self-esteem can be achieved through the freedom of movement