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Therapeutic Riding: Sidewalker

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Main Stay Therapeutic Farm, Inc.

  • 1 person is interested

Sidewalker- This job’s main focus is to help ensure riders’ safety during classes. These needs vary depending on the rider and may include providing physical support. Individuals need to be able to walk and possibly do some light jogging during the class (30 to 45 minutes). Many of our volunteers are able to commit to a weekly class, approximately 1 hour each week.

Masks are required in all indoor spaces and social distancing is required whenever possible.

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About Main Stay Therapeutic Farm, Inc.


6919 Keystone Rd, Richmond, IL 60071, US

Mission Statement

To encourage, enrich and empower individuals through the therapeutic benefits of horses, animals and nature in an uplifting and nurturing setting. Main Stay is a place where bodies are challenged, minds embrace possibilities, and spirits are renewed.


Founded in 1987, Main Stay partners with horses along with other animals and nature to provide therapeutic horsemanship and riding, equine and animal-assisted learning, and adaptive gardening programs. Through its programs and with the assistance of more than 125 weekly volunteers, Main Stay annually serves 300 individuals, from ages 3 to 93, with physical, developmental, cognitive, social and behavioral challenges. In addition, Main Stay collaborates with and offers programs to a number of other agencies such as Family Alliance, One Hope United, Lake County Mental Health Department, Allendale, Pioneer Center and several school districts.

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


6919 Keystone RoadRichmond, IL 60071






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Programming runs Monday through Friday from approximately 10am through 7pm and Saturdays until early afternoon. There is a Spring/Summer and Fall session with clients assigned to a consistent weekly time slot.
  • An orientation and role-specific volunteer training session is required for all new volunteers, which at this time will be done through individual training sessions due to COVID-19.

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