86 people are interested
Awesome Volunteers to Help with Therapeutic Horseback Riding
86 people are interested
We Can Ride is always looking for great volunteers like you to help us. You can help in equine assisted activities (sometimes called therapeutic riding)and hippotherapy. If you are at least 18, you could also feed the horses, Plus we need volunteers to maintain the barn, help at special events, fundraisers, committees and office tasks.
Our lessons are 5-12 weeks long and go from January through mid-December. We have lessons 6 days a week, with evening, daytime, and weekend times available.
You do not need to have any experience working with people with disabilities and special needs or horses. We will give you all the training you need to do your role confidently. We follow current CDC COVID guidelines.
Looking to learn more about horses? We offer trainings throughout the year to all of our volunteers to give back to you. It is a great way to learn more. Volunteer and community riding lessons are also available.
We look forward to working with you - and so do our riders and horses!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About We Can Ride, Inc.
4301 County Rd 24, Medina, MN 55359, US
We Can Ride, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-based organization whose mission to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities or special needs through equine assisted activities.
At We Can Ride, equine-assisted Therapeutic Riding is for individuals from six years old to 70 years young. These classes are taught by PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors with the help of our Therapists. Along with the many therapeutic benefits of being on a moving horse, our goals are to teach horsemanship skills. Clients may also learn to groom, lead, saddle and mount their horses. Class sizes are from three to six and include the use of one to three volunteers per client.
We Can Ride’s Hippotherapy program involves a credentialed physical or occupational therapist working one-on-one with the client to reach traditional therapy goals without teaching specific riding skills. The therapist works with a certified instructor to create the type of movements from the horse to meet the specific treatment goals. Trained volunteers also help with balance and postural corrections.
4301 County Road 24Maple Plain, MN 55359
August 16, 2021
- Animal Care / Handling
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Animal Therapy
- People 55+
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- Commit to at least 1-2 hours for 5-12 weeks
- We are also always looking for subs for classes and feeders (need horse experience). Help may also be needed for office projects and special events.