Volunteer in Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons

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Madison House Autism Foundation

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Madison Fields is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders of all abilities reach their personal goals. We serve children and adults with a variety of disabilities. Some riders are independent with mild impairments, while other riders are totally dependent on the volunteers to hold them, onto the horse, and help them follow simple directions. Volunteers help our riders accomplish these goals, and without our volunteers, our program wouldn't be able to function.

There are three different volunteer opportunities within the therapeutic riding program: side walkers, horse leaders, and barn assistants. All of our volunteers participate in a Volunteer Orientation held at Madison Fields. We provide training and support, so you will be fully prepared to assist our riders. Previous horse experience is helpful, but not required!

Dates: Our needs vary slightly with each session, but we will make sure you feel prepared to help each session you sign up for! Lessons take place Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Our Spring Session will begin on March 25th, 2019 and will run for 8 weeks! We ask that our volunteers try to commit to a time slot for the full duration of the 8-week session.

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About Madison House Autism Foundation

Location:

15201 SHADY GROVE RD STE 200, ROCKVILLE, MD 20850, US

Mission Statement

Madison House Autism Foundation is dedicated to creating awareness of the lifespan challenges autistic adults and their families face; and to finding, developing, and promoting the solutions that allow adults with autism to make choices, live as independently as possible, hold jobs, feel connected to their communities and become participating members of our society.

Description

Madison House Autism Foundation works to enable community collaborations. We achieve this by hosting conversations, educating families and first responders, hosting Arts for Autism events, researching and developing sustainable solutions, and creating tools, models and templates to help families and communities support autistic adults. The result is a shared, creative, and sustainable response; empowering families and communities through a proactive, planned approach to help individuals live full, productive lives. Our philosophy is based on the belief that many voices together build communities, spark ideas, and create sustainable solutions.

Animals
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

21355 Big Woods RoadDickerson, MD 20842

(39.20989,-77.41504)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that our volunteers commit to a lesson time each week so that our participants can rely on their volunteers! This also helps to empower our riders AND our volunteers - it's the best way to see the difference you make for our participants!

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