Do you have a passion for helping children? Do you love being around horses?
We have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!
Sundance Circle Hippotherapy is looking for sidewalkers and horse leads to assist our Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists. Helping disabled children experience such a unique therapy is a fun and rewarding experience, which has a remarkable impact on their lives.
The sidewalkers job is to help the therapist by monitoring and assisting the patient as they are riding the horse during the session.
The horse leads are responsible for getting the horse prepared for each therapy session and walk the horse during the session.
The arena where the sessions take place is covered and shielded from the elements; however, the arena is not temperature controlled. Good physical condition is highly recommended, as lots of walking is required.
Shifts typically last 2-4 hours and are available Monday through Saturday at various times. Questions regarding available shifts can be answered after training or as needed by the volunteer coordinator.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always looking for volunteers who are passionate about helping children. We would love to hear from you!
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through unique equine-assisted experiences.
"Hippotherapy" refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of a horse’s movement as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes for patients.