20 people are interested
Leaders and Sidewalkers
ORGANIZATION: THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER
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20 people are interested
No experience is necessary ... we'll train you
The only requirement is that you can walk for about 45 minutes. Not a constant walk as there are many stops within the riding lessons. Anyone the age of 14 and up can join the TEC Volunteer Team. We are in need of volunteers on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday & Thursday afternoons and evenings and for our Saturday lessons from 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Each lesson is an hour and fifteen minutes, once a week. If you can't make every lesson, perhaps you could be a sub?
Can't volunteer? Can you help us spread the word by sharing our need with your family or friends? We would appreciate it if you did. THANKS!
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About THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER
Jane M. Hiler Facility, 1207 E. Galien-Buchanan Road, Buchanan, MI 49107, US
The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) engages the power of horses to challenge people with disabilities to build stronger minds, bodies, and spirits.
TEC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 service organization that provides year-round, horse-related activities, and therapeutic riding to people young and old with disabilities, including veterans and active military members. Our programs are designed to help children to seniors find hope, reach beyond their expectations, and discover unlimited possibilities. We do this by engaging the power of horses to challenge, inspire, and strengthen their bodies, minds, and spirits. TEC is open to residents with disabilities in Southwest Michigan and the Michiana Area.
TEC's therapeutic riding program helps people from children to seniors find hope and reach potentials they never thought possible. Participants benefit in a wide variety of ways. Therapeutic riding is a form of physical exercise. Physical therapists state that the horse's movements mirror people walking with benefits that can't be replicated in a clinic. Horses sense our emotions allowing a special connection between them and their rider. That connection may motivate a rider to utter their first words and empower them for the first time in their lives to be in control of a situation. Riders often also experience benefits; such as, greater ability to stay focused, behavioral improvements, and increased muscle strength. These benefits can improve classroom experiences as educators often see improvements as skills acquired in school are applied In new settings.
1207 East Galien Buchanan RoadBuchanan, MI 49107
June 2, 2022
- Child Development
- Special Needs
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- 45 minutes per week or more if you choose