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Courageous Connections


Local therapeutic horseback riding program seeks Board Member

Do you love helping others, watching positive change happen in people’s lives and sharing meaningful stories? If you answered yes to these questions then this volunteer opportunity is for you!

Courageous Connections brings humans and horses together to empower participants with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges towards achieving their individual goals. In short, we create magic by bringing people from all backgrounds and walks of life together to experience the healing power of horses.

Courageous Connections is searching for an additional Board Member. Our current board of directors consists of 4 individuals with experience in program management, volunteer management, equine welfare, and social work. We are looking for at least one additional person with business, fundraising, or marketing expertise. The ideal candidate will be someone who is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity by transforming our organization into one that is representative of the community we serve. This is a working board with quarterly board meetings and a time commitment of approximately 5-10 hours per week. Please let us know if you know anyone who would be interested in learning more about this opportunity.

Excited and ready to take the next step??

All the details are below and we highly suggest that you visit our website www.courageous-connections.org so that you understand more about this wonderful organization you are about to be a part of. You can also get to know us via Facebook at www.facebook.com/courageousconnections/

Commitment - Courageous Connections Board Member

5-10 hours per week with a minimum 2 year commitment (because we’re investing in each other)

Project Overview:

This is a leadership position that enables you to play a pivotal role in expanding the efforts and reach of this amazing organization. You will work hand in hand with our dynamic team at Courageous Connections and have the opportunity to help steward leadership, business development, marketing and/or fundraising.

Desired skills and qualities (What we want)

  • Strategic Planning & Leadership skills
  • 3-5 years business experience
  • Positivity and the ability to think outside the box
  • Creativity and resourcefulness
  • Mastery in marketing, fundraising and/or business skills
  • Likes to lead, engage and inspire others
  • Ideal candidate will have either experience with nonprofits and or prior board experience

What we offer (What you get)

  • Amazing training and immersion in a community dedicated to inclusion, diversity and kindness.
  • Regular communication with the Executive Director and board members.
  • Engagement with volunteers and volunteer training.
  • Connection to a team dedicated volunteers who bring all their talents and abilities to further the mission and vision of Courageous Connections.
  • Application of your skills and leadership allowing you to take it to the next level.
  • Opportunity to participate in various facets of the business to grow your skills in a safe environment.
  • The satisfaction of working for a one of a kind organization that is doing incredible work promoting outdoor experiences through equine assisted learning and therapies.

If you are ready to apply please email us directly at volunteer@courageous-connections.org

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About Courageous Connections


13126 11th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271, US

Mission Statement

To promote the physical and emotional development of people of all ages and abilities through safe, therapeutic, outdoor experiences.


We are excited to have completed our therapeutic riding program for the Summer Session and have now started our Fall Session. We hope to expand our program over the coming months which is dependent on volunteers! One look at the expressions on our riders faces as they work with horses is all volunteers need to see to fully understand the impact and significance of these encounters. The most frequent and compelling feedback we receive from our volunteers is that they get as much out of the experience as the rider does!
No horse experience is required! We serve people of all ages!

Board Development
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management




  • 5-10 hours per week

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