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Lakeway Volunteers - 1st Thursday every month only at 2:00pm

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Minis and Friends

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2020 Working Minis

We are looking for Lakeway Volunteers to attend one visit per month at Baylor Scott & White Institute of Rehabilitation of Lakeway. This will be on the 1st Thursday @ 2:00 pm every month. Visits are 45-60 minutes in length. You Must Arrive at 1:45 pm for group review. MASKS are required for all facility visits. This is indoors.

You MUST come through Volunteer Training - the next class will be early September after August heat subsides. Location and instructions will be sent to you, once I have your application.

The visit is an indoor visit to Baylor Scott & White Institute of Rehabilitation of Lakeway.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have an APPROVED application on file

  • Mini-Handler Requirements - you must be physically fit to handle a miniature horse of 100 - 220# in all situations. The minis may be small but they are strong. This is our most popular position - but we need to let you know beforehand - that Safety is #1 in Minis and Friends

    • Please be aware that working with the minis is physically challenging. Mini handlers must be able to stand for long periods of time as well as have excellent balance. Your work as a handler requires agility to move alongside the mini while walking as well as move quickly when changing positions during a close-up interaction with those we visit. We ensure the safety of both the minis as well as our volunteers or the reverse at all times and this has given us a fantastic reputation for being "safety first" when we work with the little horse therapists.

    • If you are 70 and up, you could work with a mini team, but for safety, purposes not directly with the minis. A surprising start could make them jump and cause falls. We want everyone to have fun but be safe.
  • A $25 Admin donation will be requested to cover your volunteer packet and logo t-shirt. Your logo t-shirt will be given to you in class.

  • FACEBOOK: Our communication tool is a Facebook Secret Group - you must have an account o so you can participate as a team member. NO EXCEPTIONS.

AGE: 16 and up with a parent

Wear logo t-shirt to every visit

Attend Volunteer Training

Email: minisandfriendsvolunteers@gmail.com for an application.

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About Minis and Friends

Location:

4509 Walsall Loop (Mailing Address), Austin, TX 78749, US

Mission Statement

"Little Horses, Big Hearts" Minis and Friends is a group of caring people and horse lovers dedicated to sharing the love and spirit of miniature horses to those who need special, tender care. Minis and Friends brings our mobile herd of trained miniature horse ambassadors to people of all ages who may be suffering mentally, physically or emotionally. Our unique programs tailor activities for children with disabilities, at-risk youth, individuals in transition and elder adults to improve their motor skills, ability to connect, tactile response, use of senses and spirits through interaction with miniature horses.

Description

Mighty Equines In Small Packages

Minis and Friends"is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our organization was specially created by a group of friends who want to share this exciting equine experience with you.

Everyone young and old will enjoy a visit with our small, but mighty, equines. You will see big smiles during a visit with a small horse.

We wish to educate people about the unique ability of the miniature horse to soothe the soul. The human-to-horse bond also warms the soul and opens the heart. We bring a little bit of love to everyone.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2000 Medical DriveLakeway, TX 78734

(30.34506,-97.97018)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per month

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