Love Horses and Helping People with Special Needs??? WE NEED YOU!
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
8 people are interested
We are actively searching for volunteers to assist with our weekly classes-especially Saturdays! Class volunteers consist of horse leaders, sidewalkers (someone who walks beside the horse and assists the rider), hostesses in the observation room, and barn manager (someone who keeps things running smoothly in the barn behind the scenes!).
Classes run year-round but volunteers are asked to commit to 8-week sessions. Must be at least 12 years old and physically able to walk 30-minutes at a time on uneven/sandy footing. Winter Session (Jan-Feb), Spring Session (Mar-Apr), Summer 1 (May-June), Summer 2 (July-Aug), and Fall (Sep-Nov).
Tall and Strong men and women are needed at all times to assist with riders who need to be physically held up on the horses.
All volunteers must attend a 2-hour orientation and safety training prior to volunteering as well as fill out a 1-page form and online application found at: http://bttr.im/i9vef
We are also always searching for grant writers, fundraisers, and people who can assist with barn chores!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About BANBURY CROSS THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER
1223 BRAUER RD, OXFORD, MI 48371, US
Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center has been established to better the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic equestrian activities. The center provides the opportunity for each rider to develop to his or her greatest potential. Through training and involvement of staff and volunteers, Banbury Cross also hopes to strengthen understanding toward people with special needs.
Our program has been one of the premier therapeutic riding centers in Oakland County since 1991. We serve over 120 riders each year through mounted and unmounted riding programs. In addition to our private lessons, we have partnered with Oxford and Lapeer Community Schools and their special education program rides with us during the day. We offer a cost-free program to veterans through our Wounded Warrior project. Our program is a spectacular program but we can't do it without the help and support of our volunteers! It takes up to 80 volunteers each week to help our program function safely!
We'll work with your schedule.
1223 Brauer Rd.Oxford, MI 48371
- People 55+
- Must be at least 12
- Orientation or Training
- 4-6 Hours a Week for Approx. 8 Week Sessions (can pick and choose your schedule!)
- Must be able to walk for 30 minutes at a time for 3 hours on uneven and sandy footing