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Empowering Strides

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One of our riders giving her horse an after ride kiss!

Volunteers are an essential part of the Empowering Strides team. Volunteers are utilized in every lesson to maintain the utmost safety of each horse and rider. Volunteers support riders by helping them to groom and tack their horses, to mount and dismount, and to learn new things and complete tasks during a lesson. Empowering Strides Volunteer Qualifications

  • Volunteers must be at least 14 years old
  • Be able to lift up to 20 lbs
  • Be able to walk and jog on uneven ground during a one-hour lesson
  • Enjoy working with kids
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be open to constructive feedback
  • Be willing to learn and follow procedures
  • Dress in appropriate barn attire
  • *Horse knowledge and experience is extremely helpful but not necessary.
Empowering Strides is open to working with teenagers that need to fullfill volunteer hours for school, senior projects, 4H or extra curricular activities! Our instructor has mentored high school students who were completing horse related senior projects and is happy to do so again. *Empowering Strides is willing to work with people who would like to volunteer but do not have horse handling experience. Please be honest about your level of horse experience as this can be a safety issue for yourself and our students.

2 Shifts

  • afternoon / 02:30 PM to 04:45 PM
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Empowering Strides

Location:

13525 Lost Lake Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296, US

Mission Statement

Empowering Strides strives to empower children through the use of therapeutic equine activities.

Description

Empowering Strides non-profit organization providing therapeutic horsemanship to children who face behavioral, emotional and/or cognitive challenges. Through the use of horses we can offer youth a different perspective. Horses often mirror the emotions of their handler which allows the horse to teach a child far easier than an authoritative figure. Horses gently encourage a new awareness and connection in people that grows a person’s self-awareness and leadership abilities.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

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

WHERE

9009 222nd Street SoutheastWoodinville, WA 98077

(47.79577,-122.11246)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2+ hours weekly

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