One of the important mainstays our therapeutic programs is our volunteers. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks from light stable duties to horse handling. Volunteers involved in horse handling are responsible for grooming and saddling horses prior to lessons, and also function as leaders and/or sidewalkers during the lessons. BraveHearts also has many opportunities for volunteers who are not at ease around horses, such as administrative assistance, gardening, painting, fundraising and cleaning. We greatly appreciate your interest and can utilize your assistance.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone over the age of 14
Anyone with a desire to learn how to work with horses and people with disabilities
No horse experience necessary
Held every month. Please visit our website (www.braveheartsriding.org) for exact dates and times.
BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center 7319 Maxon Road Harvard, IL 60033
BraveHearts at the Bergmann Centre 4950 Route 173 Poplar Grove, IL 61065
Step 1: Attend a Sidewalker Training,
Step 2: Begin sidewalking in lessons OR Attend Leader Training
About BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center
7319 Maxon Rd., Harvard, IL 60033, US
To provide equine-assisted activities and therapies with teams of expert staff, dedicated volunteers and therapy horses at multiple safe and caring facilities. In addition to serving children and adults, BraveHearts provides innovative services to meet the needs of our military veterans and their families. By utilizing a faculty of national experts, BraveHearts is a center of excellence within the therapeutic industry through its unique efforts in programming, education and research.
BraveHearts is proud to be recognized as a Premier Accredited Center with PATH, Intl at both the Harvard and Poplar Grove locations.
BraveHearts provides therapeutic horseback riding, hippotherapy, therapeutic carriage driving, foundation horsemanship, a large and comprehensive program for military veterans and Gold Star families and retreats. It is currently the largest veterans' therapeutic riding program in the nation.
Therapeutic riding has provided social, educational, and recreational opportunities to individuals with disabilities for more than a century. This unique form of therapy utilizes the special bond between humans and horses, and benefits students of all ability levels both inside and out.
Therapeutic riding encourages improvements in:
strength, balance and range of motion
BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center 7319 Maxon Road Harvard, IL. 60033
BraveHearts at the Bergmann Centre 4950 Illinois Route 173 Poplar Grove, IL. 61065