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Adaptive riding side walkers and leaders (work with horses and kids)

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SCOOTERS PLACE

Scooter’s Place provides an adaptive riding program for children and adults who might need a little more patience, including children and adults on the Autism spectrum; children and adults with anxiety disorders; children and adults with Down Syndrome; and children and adults recovering from brain trauma. Scooter’s Place is neither a therapeutic barn nor a mainstream barn but somewhere in between, offering a fun and flexible, but structured and safe environment to learn in. We offer horsemanship education that teaches life skills, self-confidence, and body awareness in a non-restrictive and non-judgmental barn environment.

Horse experience is not required. We provide training to make your experience fun for you as well as our clients. Working with kids or having kid experience is also not required. You need to be flexible in a fast paced, quickly changing environment. We are on our feet for the entire shift, and walk up to 3 (or more!) miles each lesson. If you like to walk, be helpful and can commit to one day per week (or 2x per month), then we would love to meet you!

Our lesson plans change with each individual’s needs, as do the number of volunteers that join the lesson to help. We are looking for a 4-hour shift on a weekly schedule; currently we need volunteers between our core hours of 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sunday's. (Volunteers are asked to work one-shift per week, on the day that works best for their schedule). We can't do lessons without volunteers so we need a consistent schedule from each volunteer. Minimum age for volunteering is 13 with parent on site.

We have been following CDC guidelines by using face masks (required for clients and volunteers) and hand sanitizer and/or hand washing prior to each lesson, as well as after each lesson. We sanitize all our gear after each lesson with a disinfectant spray such as Lysol, and we have antiseptic wipes available, but we make no promise or guarantee we have a germ or virus free environment. Some of our clients simply cannot tolerate a mask due to their health conditions but to be honest most of our clients are fine with wearing masks.

1 Shift

  • 10:30 AM to 04:30 PM
    Help is needed on weekdays; Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday's (weekly), occasional Sundays
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About SCOOTERS PLACE

Location:

20630 Ben Howard Road, Monroe, WA 98072, US

Mission Statement

Scooter’s Place is a local non-profit organization serving children and adults in the community, especially those who need just a little more patience, including children on the Autism spectrum, children and adults with anxiety disorders, stroke, and those with Down Syndrome.

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Welcome to Scooter's Place!

Scooter’s Place is a local non-profit organization serving the children’s community, especially those who need just a little more patience, including children on the Autism spectrum, children with anxiety disorders and those with Down Syndrome. Scooter’s Place is neither a therapeutic barn nor a mainstream barn but somewhere in between, offering a fun and flexible, but structured and safe environment to learn in. We offer horsemanship education that teaches life skills, self-confidence, and body awareness in a non-restrictive and non-judgmental barn environment.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

20630 Ben Howard RoadMonroe, WA 98272

(47.8433,-121.95373)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months
  • If under 18 a parent or legal guardian must be present.

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