The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Students with special needs learn to ride horses to gain confidence and strength.
Fieldstone Farm provides therapeutic riding lessons for individuals with disabilities. Our volunteers are invaluable in the success of the students experience. Volunteers will help prepare the horses for lessons, sometimes teaching the students to accomplish this as well. Volunteers will help during the lesson with either leading the horse or sidewalking with the student to ensure the student's safety and help the student complete the tasks while riding. Most importantly, the volunteers help students have fun!
No experience is necessary! We will teach you what you need to know.
All potential volunteers must fill out an application. This can be done at: Fieldstone Farm Volunteer Application
All potential volunteers must complete a 2-hour orientation prior to volunteering.
All volunteers must be able to walk/jog on uneven ground for up to 45 minutes.