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WILDSTAR EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES AND THERAPY

  • 4 people are interested
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We're looking for someone who can assess and reduce the time it takes for pages to load on our website, which is hosted on the Wix platform. We'd also like detailed feedback on how to improve our site design in terms of usability and to encourage donations.

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About WILDSTAR EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES AND THERAPY

Location:

16 NASON HILL LN, SHERBORN, MA 01770, US

Mission Statement

Horse SenseAbility's mission is helping underserved and at-risk youth and young adults develop life skills by working with horses in a peaceful, rural setting. Our primary focus is working with youth and young adults who have autism spectrum disorder; struggle with mental illness, particularly anxiety and depression; have experienced trauma or abuse; or live in stressful economic circumstances. We also serve young people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Description

We have 6 core programs:

  • City to Saddle is a 1-week summer program offered at no charge to 6- to 13-year-olds from low-income families.
  • Stable Moments is a mentoring program for children who are or who have been in foster care. We match a trained volunteer mentor with a child and a horse who meet together once a week for the entire school year.
  • Wildstar Wranglers is designed to help young adults (18 to 25 years old) with autism transition from the school environment to the workplace. This vocational program that’s held in the barn setting teaches basic job skills required in any work setting, such as showing up on time, following directions, checking your work, accepting and giving feedback, identifying and performing additional tasks that need to be done, and communicating effectively with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Therapeutic riding is taught to young people 4 years old and up with an emphasis on horsemanship and partnership.
  • Community visits are offered by a registered therapy team to schools and social service organizations in the local area.
  • Physical therapy that incorporates equine movement is provided to individuals as part of their treatment plan.
Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

Mon Nov 23, 2020 - Thu Dec 31, 2020

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Web Design
  • Web Design / UX

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 hours
  • Familiarity with the Wix platform is a plus.

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