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Healing With Horses - Help Children, Animals and your self !

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Our organization is called Hochoka which the Native American meaning is "healing circle". We offer programs for children, youth, adults and families in any type of life transition or need.

We have opportunities for volunteering to work in the following capacities

1) animal care - daily, 7 days a week = feed, water, hay, clean, groom, play

2) we ARE BUILDING !! and need building assistance of any and all building skills from carpentry, plumbing, electrical, inside finishing work = set in kitchen, bathroom.

3) We have had heavy equipment donated a D5 dozer and skid steer. Need skilled operators for 7-10 days - sun up until sun down. To grade riding ring; backfill barn and stall areas; grade driveway.

4) We need volunteer dump truck driver for delivery of donated rock for driveway and sand for riding ring, from Vulcan Materials.

5) Tipis building in summer.

6) Tree house building in summer

7) Any and all laborers who can handyman fix this and that.

8) Administration/office work.


More opportunities with Hochoka

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Hochoka


4211 Buff Street, Hickory, NC 28602, US

Mission Statement

To facilitate self-growth programs through animals and nature; and to facilitate wellness as a way of life; and to assist humans in development of life plans for positive outcomes.


Our main achievement is our program has been in operation for over 20 years. We have developed new goals with the pandemic; which are 1) "The Tiny House Living"; and 2) an outdoor alternative school. We have always worked with school systems in providing an alternative with our curriculum based programs for those who learn differently; have behavioral and or sensitivity issues; those who are being home schooled; or those being raised by grand-parents; and any other type need for children to not be main streamed schooled. The necessity to simplify "how" we live can be integrated into development of "life plans"; in which we help guide families into changes in order to reach life goals of all family members. In our over 20 year history, we have been nationally accredited (like what a hospital has to do to pass "standards" when working with humans); been provider of CAP services thru the Dept of Health and Human Services; helped thousands of individuals and or families traverse life's obstacles; and more. God is our center piece. Animals and nature are our conduits to reaching Him and heal human afflictions. Our main attribute is working with crisis and trauma. Animals Board Development Children & Youth Veterans & Military Families People with Disabilities

Children & Youth
Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


4211 Buff StreetHickoryHickory, NC 28602



  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Project Management
  • Carpentry


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Depends on the work/project. DAILY - building ongoing NOW. Office assistance/Business development by appointment with Director based upon schedule.
  • Skilled project builders needed. Coordinator. Office/Business development assistance need to have experience in order to help.

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