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Therapeutic Equine Program Horse Care/Lesson Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: DCCH Center for Children & Families

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 42 people are interested


  • Daily handling and care of horses.
  • Feeding
  • Maintaining a neat stable area, including housekeeping & janitorial duties.
  • Cleaning bathrooms, lounge, office, feed room, tool rooms & barn area
  • Cleaning stalls, shed & paddocks.
  • Cleaning tack & other equipment.
  • Safely handling, haltering and leading horses in the manner prescribed by staff.
  • Identifying individual horses in groups in large pastures and stable area.
  • Interacting with the public, providing information on programs and safety precautions.
  • Preparing horses for lessons.
  • Grooming, saddling & bridling horses
  • Assisting students during lessons. (Training Provided)
  • Follow instructions; work individually and as a team with other volunteers.
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs. Hay bales, wheelbarrows, 5-gallon water buckets.
  • Various stable duties involve lifting.
  • Maintaining grounds.
  • Cutting brush.
  • Picking paddocks.
  • Assisting with fence repair and construction.
  • Assisting with Greasing mechanical equipment.
  • De-littering.
  • Performing other daily chores on the volunteer chore list.

Qualifications: Ability to perform the above duties independently, attend horse care training, make commitment of 2 hours per week. Work shifts: One designated 1- 4 hour shift Monday through Sunday.

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About DCCH Center for Children & Families


75 Orphanage Road, P.O. Box 17007, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017, US

Mission Statement

Since 1848, DCCH Center has helped thousands of children in need. Our mission is to express God’s love through quality care and compassionate services. What was once a traditional orphanage, where children would live until they were either emancipated or adopted, is now a multi-faceted agency focused in several areas: our Residential Treatment Program for boys and girls, ages six to 14, many of whom have suffered severe abuse and/or neglect; Guardian Angel School; Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Program; and The Therapy Center at DCCH - providing outpatient therapy which is open to the entire community.


DCCH Center for Children and Families has been providing social services in Kentucky since 1848. DCCH Center is a multi-service nonprofit specializing in residential treatment for girls and boys, ages 6-14, who have experienced extreme physical/sexual abuse and neglect. DCCH goals are to assist, stabilize, treat, and educate children and their families while facilitating changes in relationships, attitudes, and behavior. DCCH also has a Therapeutic Foster Care & Adoption program and an Outpatient Therapy Center which is open to the public. Through a continuum of support and assistance, we strive to establish the children in a positive and safe family setting. Please visit www.dcchcenter.org for more information.

DCCH is a United Way Agency Partner, accredited by the Council on Accreditation, affiliated with the Diocese of Covington, and member of the Children's Alliance and Foster Care Cooperative.


Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth, Community


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DCCH Center for Children and Families75 Orphanage RoadFort Mitchell, KY 41017



  • Special Needs
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Equestrian
  • Youth Services


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours weekly

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