US Horse Welfare and Rescue in collaboration with Nod Hill LLC is offering after school programming for tweens and teens who are in need of a safe social and physical activity outlet due to a lack of organized school activities and sports. Following all CDC and State of CT COVID-19 guidelines, we provide these youth with an opportunity to stretch their legs and their minds in the open space and fresh air surrounded by our rescue horses.
These youth learn real-life skills, social interaction, teamwork, leadership, sprinkled with a bit of horsemanship.
We are looking for at least 1 horse savvy individual capable of leading the charge for this ever-evolving group.
Must be comfortable around horses, enjoy tweens and teens, be creative, and able to lead. Groups are here for 2 to 2.5 hours 1 to 2 days a week after school. More programs will be coming as soon as our team is fully trained so there is from to grow with us.
02:30 PM to 04:45 PM
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
Our Mission is to promote the safety and well being of all equines through educating the general public, providing supportive programs for horse owners and assisting in the rescuing of horses from the slaughter pipeline.
We are a 501c3 non profit, all volunteer group working hard to care for our rescues as well as provide outreach programs for horse owners in need and educating the general public regarding the plight of America's horses as too many end up in the slaughter pipeline.
Our developmental programs include a hay bank, foster home programs, safe surrender for those no longer able to care for their horse, low cost/no cost gelding programs, assist qualified horse owners with low cost/ no cost euthanasia when appropriate and the retraining, repurposing and rehoming of rescued horses such as OTTB's.
Through our programs and our rescue volunteers often state they find inner peace, relief from anxiety and depression, diminished stress levels, and serenity all the while developing camaraderie with others. For others it is the opportunity to reconnect with horses after an absence from being with them. For many teens who love horses they just can't get enough of being around them.
Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift
Nod Hill FarmAvon, CT06001
December 5, 2020
Teaching / Instruction
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
This initially involves being available 2 to 3 hours after school 1 or 2 afternoons a week. We are looking for someone to grow into an integral part of our team as we develop and launch more programs.
The candidate needs to be positive, energetic, reliable and tolerant of varying temperatures throughout the year. We meet in all types of weather.