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ORGANIZATION: Justice Resource Institute

  • 35 people are interested
Community Care Services

Justice Resource Institute’s Trot On program, offering therapy incorporating equines, is looking for a part time volunteer to support a clinician recovering from medical care by acting as a horse handler.

You will be responsible for leading and handling the horse during individual therapy sessions, and offering indirect support to the youth we work with. All sessions are unmounted (on the ground/ no riding).

Our therapy sessions offer adolescents support in the areas of regulation, social skill building, perspective taking, and building trusting relationships. You will be essential to supporting this process through your ability to lead well trained horses, attune to the horse’s needs, manage their behavior, and attend to safety needs of the horse and participant. Therapist will be leading and supporting all sessions, but will just need assistance handling the horses.

This opportunity is perfect for anyone interested in therapy incorporating equines, therapeutic riding, or expanding their clinical experience.

Ideally, you will have experience working with horses in any capacity. We will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable safely leading the horses. Volunteers are required to attend virtual and in-person orientation to learn about our client population, HIPPA and confidentiality, and horse handling skills.

This opportunity is for a short term basis only in the months of March-April (3-5 weeks total). Hours are flexible but will likely include Wednesdays 12-5 and Fridays 12-6. Starting 3/6/24.

Located in Marshfield, MA.

Please contact Program Director Meredith Norton at mnorton@jri.org or Brycelyn Williamson at bwilliamson@jri.org.

1 Shift

  • 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
    Wednesdays and Fridays

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About Justice Resource Institute


70 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780, US

Mission Statement

The purpose and mission of Justice Resource Institute is to discover, enhance and protect the diverse gifts and unique abilities of individuals, families and communities. We accomplish this by providing a range of comprehensive educational, behavioral and social services in order to maximize the potential in all of us.


Justice Resource Institute is a private, nonprofit human services agency. We seek to provide the highest quality counseling, prevention, behavioral health, education, medication, advocacy, foster care, community living and elderly services to all of our clients in a safe and caring environment in order to maximize the potential in all of us. We have been meeting the needs of families throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for more than 40 years.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Animals, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine


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This opportunity has 1 shift


253 Sandy Hill DriveMarshfield, MA 02050



  • Youth Services
  • Mental Health
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Psychology




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  • Orientation or Training

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