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Therapeutic Riding Class Volunteer

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Loveway, Inc.

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

LoveWay, Inc. seeks to transform the lives of individuals with special needs through compassionate equine-assisted services. Located in the wooded hills between Bristol and Middlebury, Indiana, our 30-acre facility offers therapeutic riding classes during 8-week sessions in the fall, winter & spring in addition to summer camp opportunities.

Our therapeutic riding class volunteers assist participants with a variety of tasks such as grooming and tacking their assigned horse, along with serving as a side walker or horse leader during the riding session. A participant, depending on their ability level, may require one, two, or three volunteers to properly and safely benefit from class.

During each 8-week long session, our classes meet once a week for up to an hour and a half. Volunteers are asked to attend the full 8-week session that they sign up for, if time allows. Classes are offered on weekday mornings, weekday afternoons, most weekday evenings, and on Saturday mornings. Volunteer Orientations and Training Sessions help those interested learn what it takes to be a class volunteer. NO prior horse or working with special needs experience needed!

Our 2021 Fall Semester will begin on September 27th and end on November 20th. If you'd like to attend a training, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lovewayinc.org

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About Loveway, Inc.

Location:

54151 County Road 33, Middlebury, IN 46540, US

Mission Statement

Transforming the lives of individuals with special needs through comprehensive therapeutic equestrian services.

Description

Focusing primarily on therapeutic horseback riding in small group classes for nearly 48 years, LoveWay, Inc. is one of the oldest therapeutic riding centers for children with disabilities in Indiana. Located in the rolling, wooded hills between Bristol and Middlebury, the 30-acre facility offers comprehensive class semesters twice a year, in the spring and fall, in addition to summer camp opportunities.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

Mon Sep 27, 2021 - Sat Nov 20, 2021

WHERE

54151 County Road 33Middlebury, IN 46540

(41.70827,-85.75329)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Equestrian
  • Youth Services
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week for up to an hour and a half for 8 weeks.
  • Must be able to walk, stand & occasionally jog on uneven ground for a period of time with ease. Must be able to lift a variable amount of weight if needed. Must be able to safely serve our participants/riders. Closed-toed shoes are required.

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