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Manes and Motions Therapeutic Riding Center Volunteer

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Hospital for Special Care

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Manes & Motions is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of children and adults living with physical, cognitive and/or emotional special needs through the benefits of equine-assisted services. Our commitment to excellence is demonstrated through our affiliation with Hospital for Special Care, and as a premier accredited center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).

Manes & Motions is seeking dedicated and compassionate community members, 14 years of age and older, who are interested in volunteering at the center. Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends, spend time with horses and help others. Volunteers play an integral role in the success of our program as we would be unable to provide our services without the help and support of our volunteers. There are many volunteer roles to choose from, with the most significant need being for sidewalkers and horse leaders in the adaptive riding program.

The center operates year-round, Tuesday through Saturday in the fall, winter, and spring semesters, and Monday through Friday in the summer semester. The typical volunteer commitment is one class per week, the same day and time each week for a semester.

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About Hospital for Special Care

Location:

2150 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06053, US

Mission Statement

We will provide exemplary rehabilitation and continuing medical care with the active involvement of our patients and their families so that they can achieve enduring improvements in their quality of life. We will anticipate and respond to changing community needs and a changing healthcare enviroment by creating innovative, cost-effective models of healthcare.

Description

Hospital for Special Care is a private, not-for-profit, 228 bed Long-Term, Acute-Care hospital licensed by the state of CT. as a chronic disease hospital. The hospital is renowned for its expertise in physical rehabilitation, respiratory care and medically-complex pediatrics. In addition, special programs are available in the treatment of spinal cord injuries and illness, acquired brain injuries, strokes and breathing disorders.

We also provide a full range of outpatient services, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy, rehabilitation evaluation, neuropsychology and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. The hospital also includes a 27,000 foot Aquatic Rehabilitation Center, which completes the full spectrum of rehabilitation and community fitness activities offered.

We also have a 28 bed satellite facility located within Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. The satellite serves patients who are medically or surgically complex and/or require specialized care.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

874 Millbrook RoadMiddletown, CT 06457

(41.51502,-72.63349)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Welfare
  • Veterinary
  • Farming
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • We ask that you provide a minimum commitment of one class a week for a complete seasonal semester.
  • Horse experience preferred, but not required.

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