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.
Our Volunteers work directly with clients during Therapeutic Riding lessons. Volunteers can serve as groomers- who help get our horses ready for lessons, leaders- who lead the horse and maintain the safety of the rider and the horse during lessons and side walkers- who walk along side the rider and horse during the lesson and ensure our riders stay safe. Volunteers must be physically capable to walk on uneven terrain for a minimum of one hour. Prior equine experience is required for horse leaders but not for side walking. New volunteers are required to attend a new volunteer training prior to working in classes. Lessons run 6 days a week. On Monday - Friday from late morning until 8 pm and on Saturday's from 8-1.