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Help 'side-walk' beside our therapy horses during client OT/PT sessions!

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NATIONAL CENTER FOR EQUINE FACILITATED THERAPY

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 66 people are interested
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NCEFT provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy that utilizes equine movement as part of the plan of treatment, adaptive riding, Veterans and First Responders programs, special-education school programs for children and adults with a variety of cognitive and physical disabilities.

Session Volunteers: "Side-Walkers"
Every client therapy session requires two side-walker volunteers to make our programs possible. Side-walkers are integral members of the therapy and adaptive riding teams. They work directly with and are guided by our staff therapists and instructors to support the patients and students during sessions. Side-walker volunteers do not need previous experience with horses or with people with disabilities - they only need enthusiasm and the stamina to keep up with our patients and horses! Side-walker volunteers walk (trot at times) beside the patient on the horse for the entire therapy session, and their primary job is maintaining the safety of that patient at all times. Side walkers must meet the qualifications (16 yrs, strong enough to lift 35 lbs. ability to trot in sand) and attend a training session/orientation before working with patients. Side-walking is a gratifying experience from interacting with clients and horses and being outdoors on our beautiful 12-acre property.

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About NATIONAL CENTER FOR EQUINE FACILITATED THERAPY

Location:

880 Runnymede Road, Woodside, CA 94062, US

Mission Statement

For over 45 years, NCEFT has helped thousands of children, adults, military Veterans and First Responders with physical and cognitive disabilities reach beyond their boundaries. Internationally recognized as a leader in the field, we offer physical, occupational and speech therapy using equine movement, adaptive horseback riding, Veterans programs, mental health and learning programs, and special-education class and summer camp programs, along with other equine-assisted activities at our beautiful 12-acre facility in Woodside, California.

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NCEFT provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy that utilizes equine movement as part of the plan of treatment, adaptive riding, Veterans and First Re sponders programs, special-eduction school programs, summer camps, social skills groups and more for children and adults with a variety of cognitive and physical disabilities.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

880 RunnymedeWoodsideWoodside, CA 94062

(37.44717,-122.27775)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Equestrian
  • Relationship Building
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Regular side-walkers can commit up to 2 hrs for three months. On-call volunteers fill in for shifts as needed and based on their availability that week.
  • Physically fit to sprint and lift heavy objects.

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