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Madison Fields

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This volunteer opportunity is built to assist barn staff at a beautiful Therapeutic Riding facility with morning and afternoon chores/responsibilities. Volunteers applying for this opportunity must have previous horse experience, be at least 16 years of age, must be reliable and have their own transportation to the farm. Our staff is knowledgable and ready to teach individuals about horse care and maintenance. This opportunity will allow a young equestrian to grow and learn the ins and outs of stable management.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Volunteers for Morning Chores Shift will assist with bringing in horses, feeding them, and providing fresh hay and water to our miniature horses!
  • afternoon / 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM
    Volunteers for Afternoon Chores Shift will assist with turning out horses and mucking stalls.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Madison Fields

Location:

21355 Big Woods Road, Dickerson, MD 20842, US

Mission Statement

Madison House Autism Foundation is dedicated to creating awareness of the lifespan challenges autistic adults and their families face; and to finding, developing, and promoting the solutions that allow adults with autism to make choices, live as independently as possible, hold jobs, feel connected to their communities and become participating members of our society. Madison Fields is a premiere community-based agricultural resource center where people of all ability can access opportunities for job readiness training, education, recreation and healing. We are committed to providing a safe, welcoming environment where visitors can reconnect with themselves, one another, and the natural world.

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OVERVIEW

Madison Fields is a project of Madison House Autism Foundation, a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The foundation was created in 2007 to address the lifespan challenges facing adults with autism. Madison Fields offers an exciting opportunity to model what is possible when we as a community empower people of all abilities to participate and contribute. At Madison Fields, we recognize the strength in a diverse, inclusive community working together to help one another achieve their greatest potential. It is our feeling that we all grow best when we are growing together.

Animals
Environment
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

21355 Big Woods RoadDickerson, MD 20842

(39.20989,-77.41504)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week minimum, shift of your choosing! Most needed shifts include Tuesday evening, Thursday morning and evening, as well as Friday morning.
  • Must have prior horse experience, must have own transportation, must be reliable

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