GallopNYC uses therapeutic horsemanship to help riders walk, talk, connect, focus, behave and learn, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively and independently as possible. Volunteers are needed to assist our riders on horse back. Volunteers lead horses or walk alongside them during lessons. Classes are conducted by a trained instructor.
Our riders are people with disabilities and/learning disabilities. We have a great team of volunteers and we really love what we do. One of our riders said "When I ride my horse I feel free." We love making that free feeling possible -- plus we see very concrete achievements in our riders' abilities.
We conduct lessons seven days a week at locations in Forest Hills, Queens and Brooklyn. Email us today and we will provide you with information on our orientation program.
Experience with horses is helpful but not at all neccessary.
Please contact us for more info on how to become a volunteer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit our website at: http://gallopnyc.org/how-to-help/volunteer/
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours a week for 11 weeks