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Volunteers for Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: BINA Farm Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 47 people are interested
BINA FARM CENTER

BINA Farm Center (BINA) brings together individuals with and without special needs by offering a variety of inclusive enrichment programs that help them to both thrive personally and make their best contribution towards the communities in which they live. BFC provides a comprehensive therapeutic and recreational enviroment utilizing Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies, Vocational Training Programs and Creative and Complementary Therapies for children and adults with physical, developmental and emotional challenges.

Barn Help

Experienced and reliable volunteers with strong horse care knowledge are a great bonus. Duties include, but are not limited to, mucking stalls, turn in/out, watering/feeding and general barn and facility maintenance. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Shifts are generally available 8 AM - 5PM Monday - Sunday.

Programming Volunteers

Reliable volunteers for volunteering with therapeutic and recreational riding lessons and occupational and physical therapy sessions is a must. Duties include helping get horses ready before lessons; grooming, tacking up and leading the horse, assisting with games during the lesson, sidewalking to help keep the rider safe and helping to create an environment where the child feels included, important and successful. Volunteers ideally must be able to commit to the same day and time each week for the 8-10 week session. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older.

For either opportunity, please call Lauren at 781-862-5020 or email her at volunteer@binafarm.org

Please visit www.binafarm.org to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and the services we provide. BINA is located at 55 Allen Street in Lexington.

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About BINA Farm Center

Location:

55 Allen Street, Lexington, MA 02421, US

Mission Statement

BINA Farm Center's inclusive mission brings together individuals of all ages with and without physical, developmental, cognitive, and mental health challenges by offering a variety of Equine-Assisted Therapeutic, Clinical, Recreational, Educational and Complementary programs. BINA provides an environment that supports individuals to thrive personally and within their communities.

Description

BINA is committed to offering therapeutic and recreational programs and activities for individuals of all ages and abilties. Our programs help indivduals acquire the social, vocational, and recreational skills needed to thrive in our modern world. BINA strives to create an inclusive environment that fosters learning, cooperation and interaction for individuals with and without special needs.


Face-to-face interaction between humans and horses provides numerous benefits for all. We at BINA witness firsthand the powerful and beneficial connection between humans and horses every day. This connection creates links that can benefit body, mind and heart and can change a life forever.


Program locations:

55 Allen Street, Lexington, MA 02421

Dana Hall School: 160 Grove Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

55 Allen StreetLexington, MA 02421

(42.42451,-71.22554)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Administrative Support
  • Gardening
  • Equestrian
  • Carpentry

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 3 hours a week is ideal, but lessons/sessions average 45 minutes in length
  • Complete yearly volunteer paperwork and attend any required volunteer trainings and orientations

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