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Halleck Creek Ranch

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Halleck Creek Ranch is looking for active, energetic and caring volunteers to assist in our equine-assisted services and therapeutic horseback riding program. Since 1977, Halleck Creek Ranch has helped youth and adults with disabilities live a life without barriers through equine-assisted services and therapeutic horseback riding.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are located on our private 60-acre ranch in Nicasio (in West Marin, 30 minutes West of San Rafael, 30 minutes SW of Petaluma).

We currently have volunteer opportunities available in our riding program on Saturdays from 8am - 3pm and Tuesday-Friday from 9am - 5pm. NO HORSE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. We will provide all the training you will need to engage, assist, and sidewalk our participants, as well as groom and tack-up horses, and eventually even lead our gentle therapy horses with our riders aboard.

Orientation & training is held regularly, visit our website www.halleckcreekranch.org or email sgallagher@halleckcreekranch.org for more details.

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About Halleck Creek Ranch

Location:

1740 Old Rancheria Road, PO Box 159, Nicasio, CA 94946, US

Mission Statement

We believe that providing challenging experiences in a supportive environment will make a lasting, positive change in the attitudes and abilities of children and adults with disabilities, and in the people who care for them. Through the beneficial activity of therapeutic horseback riding, our participants learn new skills and expand their self-perception, enjoying a sense of freedom from their disabilities. We believe the families benefit from the relaxed atmosphere of the ranch and a valuable chance to network with other families and caregivers. We are committed to providing our program at low or no cost to our participants, so that the therapeutic benefits available through connections with people, animals, and nature are never denied a single individual in need.

Description

Halleck Creek Ranch invites people with disabilities, and their families, to live a "Life without barriers" through the beneficial activity of therapeutic horseback riding. Horseback riding promotes a unique sense of freedom and mobility, allowing riders to imagine the future, and to enjoy the present, in a way they never thought possible. For volunteers, their interactions with the riders teaches them that people with disabilities can do anything they want to, they just have to do it a little differently. The relationships between riders, volunteers, and horses establish connections that benefit our entire community.

Animals
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1740 Old Rancheria RoadPO Box 159Nicasio, CA 94946

(38.07489,-122.66872)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Equestrian
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours a month or more
  • Background check for adults

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