Volunteers needed for Therapeutic Horse Riding Program
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Where584 Pioneer Tower RdKitchener, On N2P 2H9CA
Do you love horses? Love children and being active? Pride Stables offers a unique volunteer opportunity!
No horse experience is necessary; Hands-on orientation training is available.
Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.
Volunteers are needed to lead horses or side-walk for riders with special needs for our spring session of classes which runs for 8-10 weeks starting mid March. As a leader, you will need the ability to understand and carry out direct instructions. As a side-walker, you will need to comprehend instructions and be able to pass them on to the rider and will also need to physically assist/support the rider if needed. Both positions require physical endurance, good verbal skills and excellent comprehension.
We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one class per week.
Classes run during the week in the daytime and evenings, and on Saturdays. They are 45-60 minutes in length, however, volunteers are required to arrive 30 minutes early to groom and tack-up their horse, as well as to untack after class.
New volunteers are asked to attend one of our orientation training sessions.
*Pre-registration for orientation is required*
Upcoming orientation training sessions:
- Wed. February 28: 12-2pm or 6-8pm
- Tues. March 6: 12-2pm or 6-8pm
- Thurs. March 8: 12-2pm or 6-8pm
- Sat. March 10: 12-2pm
- Mon. March 12: 12-2pm or 6-8pm
Visit our wesbite for more information: www.pridestables.com/volunteers/
Please email or call us with your name and phone number if you would like to regsiter for a training date!
- People Skills
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- min. 1.5 hrs per week for the 8-10 spring session
- physical endurance, good verbal skills and excellent comprehension