The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Heartland Horse HeroesSprouse's Corner Ranch16680 W James Anderson HighwayBuckingham, VA23921
The Sidewalker walks (and sometimes jogs briefly) beside the mounted Rider during a lesson to provide encouragement to the Rider and also assist with Rider safety. Safety assistance primarily involves close observation and communication with the Instructor, but may occasionally include physically helping the Rider to remain balanced when necessary. Each Rider requires either one or two Sidewalkers. The Sidewalker role requires no experience with horses or the disabled. Brief training is provided. Volunteers may choose which lesson they want to work with weekly or on a lesson-by-lesson basis.