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Work with Horses and Kids at Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center - No horses experience necessary!

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ORGANIZATION: Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 62 people are interested
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We need your help!!

Vinceremos is currently seeking volunteers for Monday - Friday shifts! With just six full-time employees, we rely heavily on our volunteers to help groom, bathe, and tack our horses as well as lead and sidewalk in therapeutic riding and hippotherapy lessons. Our volunteers are an integral part of our program and community, ensuring that our students have the support they need to become strong, confident, and assertive riders and individuals. In addition to improving the emotional wellbeing of our riders, volunteer involvement helps improve our riders' strength, flexibility, and balance, from our tiniest hippotherapy kids to our adult Special Olympic medalists.

Vinceremos’ volunteer program provides a safe environment to learn skills such as stable management, barn maintenance, and equine care (including grooming, bathing, tacking, and handling) while also gaining experience working with those with physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities. Our volunteers also help out at our special events, such as fundraisers, the annual VTRC Holiday Horse Show, golf and fishing tournaments, our Annual Benefit Auction, and the Special Olympics. Although VTRC undoubtedly needs dedicated volunteers, our organization isn’t the only benefactor - volunteering at Vinceremos will:

  • Build confidence
  • Encourage independence and responsibility
  • Offer a safe forum for socialization
  • Foster positive friendships and relationships
  • Provide a sense of stability

The minimum age to volunteer is 12, and NO horse experience is necessary! For more information, contact us at (561)-906-9961, or email volunteer@vinceremos.org.

About Vinceremos
Vinceremos is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving individuals with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy lessons.

Vinceremos means "to overcome" or "to conquer" in Latin. The horses' gentle nature and rhythmic movement joined with our staff's extensive expertise has helped hundreds of clients conquer challenges associated with their disabilities. Vinceremos serves children and adults with developmental, physical and psychological disabilities in its dynamic stable environment.

VTRC coordinates its services through physician/therapist referrals, group homes, school programs and individual enrollment. Vinceremos staff includes Therapeutic Riding instructors, our Physical Therapist, and of course our 15 specially-trained equine partners, selected for their patience, dependability, and rhythmic gaits. This therapeutic medium propels clients to reach goals such as:

  • Strengthen postural control and core balance
  • Improve motor function
  • Increase ability to concentrate
  • Gain a greater sense of self-esteem and accomplishment
  • Enhance communication and social skills

Mastering these goals in VTRC's fun, natural, and nurturing environment, riders gain greater independence and achieve a higher quality of life. The bond that is formed between the clients and our horses often motivates them to continue their equine interest, either as a long-term therapy or as a life long recreational outlet.

3 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    This program cannot run without the help of Volunteers!
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    This program cannot run without the help of Volunteers!
  • 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
    This program cannot run without the help of Volunteers!
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center

Location:

13300 Sixth Court North, Loxahatchee, FL 33470, US

Mission Statement

Vinceremos is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving individuals with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities through equine assisted activities.

Description

Vinceremos means "to overcome" or "to conquer" in Latin. The horses' gentle nature and rhythmic movement joined with our staff's extensive expertise has helped hundreds of clients conquer challenges associated with their disabilities. VTRC coordinates its services through physician/therapist referrals, group homes, school programs and individual enrollment. Vinceremos staff includes PATH International certified instructors, and of course our 17 specially-trained equine partners, selected for their patience, dependability, and rhythmic gaits. This therapeutic medium propels clients to reach goals such as:

  • Strengthening postural control and core balance
  • Improving motor function
  • Increasing ability to concentrate
  • Gaining a greater sense of self-esteem and accomplishment
  • Enhancing communication and social skills

Mastering these goals in VTRC's fun, natural, and nurturing environment, riders gain greater independence and achieve a higher quality of life. The bond that is formed between the clients and our horses often motivates them to continue their equine interest, either as a long-term therapy or as a life long recreational outlet.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

13300 6th Court NorthLoxahatchee, FL 33470

(26.68742,-80.25487)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Youth Services
  • Veterinary
  • Farming
  • Relationship Building
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per week per session

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