Love horses? Love kids? This opportunity is for you!
Volunteers are trained to walk beside the horse during the therapeutic riding lesson, engaging the special needs rider in lesson activities. The sidewalker is primarily there to ensure the safety of the rider as they enjoy a wide variety of activities from horseback in the arena, on the Sensory Trail, and/or on the Nature Trail.
Once comfortable, volunteers can also be trained to lead the horse during the therapeutic riding lesson. The leader's major responsibility is leading the horse and keeping the horse engaged in the activities. Join our riding team and you will be richly rewarded by smiling faces and loving horses.
If you are interested in volunteering PLEASE ONLY SELECT ONE SIGN-UP DATE per volunteer category. This will assist us with contacting our new volunteers in a timely manner to schedule an information tour. During the tour you will meet the animals and learn more about the programs at the Ranch. We look forward to scheduling your tour and learning more about your interest to pair you with the right program(s).
To provide a healing, educational, motivational, and recreational environment utilizing equine and other animal assisted therapies and experiences to enhance the quality of life for all clients, and to provide a loving home, whether temporary or permanent, for animals that meet a specific criteria.
Paws for Reflection Ranch is a Texas 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation on 15 acres in Midlothian which partners with animals in the healing process along side counselors, educators, and horse professionals. The animal partners include horses, goats, pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, chinchillas, hedgehogs, a tortoise, and a parrot. Volunteers are an essential part of the Paws for Reflection Ranch team. Volunteers help take care of the animals, assist with program activities and/or events for individuals with special needs. Paws for Reflection Ranch is open Monday through Friday and occasional Saturdays.
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
We'll work with your schedule.
5431 Montgomery RoadMidlothianMidlothian, TX76065
March 5, 2021
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
2 hours minimum weekly at same time/day for 6 weeks
Must be able to be active for 2+ hours around horses (stand, walk, jog, light lifting, etc.)