Lichen Oaks Adaptive Riding Center
Volunteering with LOARC is a great way to help individuals reach their goal of riding a horse! The atmosphere is fun, positive, and supportive. You also can get some fresh air, exercise, and play with our horses! Horses provide a unique opportunity for those who may be struggling physically, mentally, or emotionally. Our volunteers will assist in providing a safe and enjoyable experience for our riders. Volunteer duties include brushing and saddling the horse for a lesson. Leading the horse or walking next to the rider during the lesson. Other barn and administrative help are needed for the individual that may not want to work directly with the horses and riders. LOARC would appreciate a commitment of once a week for 8 weeks. Each lesson typically lasts an hour. Volunteers are welcomed to participate for more than the 8 weeks if they choose. Lessons may also be scheduled back to back in which case the volunteer could spend several hours at the barn if they would like. Get Involved...Select the Red "Express Interest" button below **This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Lichen Oaks Adaptive Riding Center
114 Quail Hollow Rd., SARATOGA, CA 95070, US
Lichen Oaks Adaptive Riding Center (LOARC) is dedicated to healing - healing of body, mind and spirit - and creating a joyful experience for riders and their families. Our goal is to help mend broken bodies, brighten the outlook of discouraged minds and lift up brokenhearted spirits. We hope to help you through our programs of therapeutic horseback riding and horsemanship.
LOARC operates almost solely on volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist during a therapeutic riding lesson to maintain a safe and enjoyable experience for our riders. The duties of a volunteer may include: preparing a horse for the lesson, leading the horse during the lesson, or walking next to the rider during the lessons. Other opportunities are needed in a non-equine capacity as well. Volunteers must be 16 years or older and able to walk for 1-2 hours. All volunteers will go through an orientation and training process before participating in the program.