Therapeutic Riding - Weekly Class Help


(41.327583,-90.489586)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

18929 81st StreetSherrard, IL 61281

Getting our exercise while doing therapeutic riding!

About

The support and participation of volunteer workers are an important and integral part of the success of the program. Therapeutic horsemanship is made possible with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. Besides working in the arena with the horses and riders other volunteer opportunities include: horse care, stable maintenance and special event assistance. Volunteer training provides an individual with the skills and confidence to successfully participate in the Mounted Achiever’s program.

Formal training for the riding program is offered several times throughout the year. Additional training is individualized as people show interest in joining the program.
Qualifications
* Must be 14 years and older to work with horse and rider in the arena.
* Must be dependable to make commitment and must have reliable means of transportation.
* Must enjoy working with people with disabilities.
* Must be reasonably good health, able to walk for 45 minutes and jog a minimum 100 yards.
* Must sign a liability release form available on our website.
Volunteer Training
* All volunteers must attend at least one training session before they can be a horse leader or side walker.
* Trainings are held
Volunteer Opportunities
* Horse leader
* Side walker
* Horse care
* Stable maintenance
* Special event assistance

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Special Needs
  • Animal Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • weekly for 4 hours from February through November

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