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GallopNYC Therapeutic Horsemanship volunteer and Barn Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: GallopNYC

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

GallopNYC uses therapeutic horsemanship to help riders walk, talk, connect, focus, and learn. Volunteers assist our riders during lessons, by walking alongside them as they ride, assisting the instructors with exercises, even leading the horses and helping in the barns. Classes are conducted by a trained PATH-certified instructor.

We have a great team of volunteers and we really love what we do!

Volunteer opportunities are 7 days a week in the morning, afternoon, and evenings. Hopefully one of our shifts will work with your schedule. You can volunteer as often as you like- there is no commitment beyond the shift(s) that you sign up for!

Experience with horses is helpful but not necessary. We train you when you arrive for your shift(s).

Click here learn more and to register to become a volunteer:
https://gallopnyc.org/volunteer

Have questions? Fee free to email us at: volunteer@gallopnyc.org

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About GallopNYC

Location:

8803 70th Rd, Forest Hills, NY 11375, US

Mission Statement

GallopNYC uses equine-centered therapy to help riders in NYC with disabilities walk, talk and learn, inspiring them to live their lives as fully, independently and productively as possible.

Description

GallopNYC is a non-profit organization based in New York City that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities. We operate our riding program at four locations, all within NYC. Schedules at each location vary seasonally.

Therapeutic horsemanship teaches the skills of horseback riding and horse knowledge to build developmental, emotional, social, and physical skills for each individual rider. Under the direction of a PATH International certified instructor, supported by trained volunteers, each rider progressively acquires riding skills and measurable improvements in life skills. Through weekly sessions, we help riders walk, talk, learn and have FUN! We also offer hippotherapy services. Therapeutic horsemanship means learning to ride a horse but it means much more - it means building a bond with a horse, learning to care for a horse, understanding how horses perceive the world and respond to people, and ultimately being a leader to a horse.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth

WHEN

Mon May 06, 2024 - Sun Jun 30, 2024
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

WHERE

Multiple locations Howard Beach, NY 11414

(40.6594,-73.8432)
 

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Special Needs
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 shift a week (approx 4 hours), a 4 week commitment is preferred but not neccessary
  • Must be able to stand and walk for an extended period (at least 30 minute intervals) and be able to briefly jog with the horse and rider.

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