26 people are interested
Volunteers Needed for Therapeutic Riding Program - SPRING 2023
ORGANIZATION: Pride Stables / Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program
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26 people are interested
Do you love horses? Love children and being active? We are happy to say Pride Stables will be running this spring offering you a unique volunteer opportunity!
Volunteers are needed to lead horses or side-walk for riders with special needs for our fall session of classes which will run for 8 weeks starting late September. As a leader, you will need the ability to understand and carry out direct instructions. As a side-walker, you will need to comprehend instructions and be able to pass them on to the rider and will also need to physically assist/support the rider if needed. Both positions require physical endurance, good verbal skills and excellent comprehension. No horse experience is necessary; Hands-on orientation training is available. Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.
We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one class per week.
Classes run during the week in the daytime and evenings, and on Saturdays. They are 60 minutes in length, however, volunteers are required to arrive 30 minutes early to groom and tack-up their horse, as well as to untack after class.
New volunteers are asked to attend one of our orientation training sessions.
*Pre-registration for orientation is required* and space is limited!
Upcoming orientation training sessions:
- Tues March 7 : 12-2pm OR 6-8pm
- Thurs March 9: 12-2pm OR 6-8pm
- Sat March 11: 12-2pm only
- Mon March 13: 12-2pm OR 6-8pm
- Wed March 15: 12-2pm OR 6-8pm
- Tues March 21: 12-2pm OR 6-8pm
Visit our wesbite for more information: www.pridestables.com/volunteers/
Please email or call us with your name and phone number and confirm you meet/exceed the min. age threshold if you would like to register for a training date!
More opportunities with Pride Stables / Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Pride Stables / Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program
584 Pioneer Tower Rd, Kitchener, On N2P 2H9, CA
Our Mission: To provide a safe, high quality riding program for persons with disabilities. The program fosters personal growth and improvement through the use of horses as a medium for development and therapy, with the assistance of volunteers.
The Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program (CODRP)/Pride Stables offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons to people with disabilities and also runs a fully-integrated summer day camp.
CODRP is managed by 2 full-time, and 3 part-time staff members, 3 instructors, a board of directors and over 400 volunteers, serving in a variety of capacities.
584 Pioneer Tower RdPride StablesKitchenerKitchener, On N2P 2H9Canada
March 15, 2023
- Animal Care / Handling
- Child Development
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one class per week (90min with prep time) for a full session. (eg. 8 week spring session)
- The minimum age for volunteering is 15 and no horse experience is required to volunteer. Volunteers must have an element of endurance to be able to run short distances at the end of a class alongside a horse/pony that is trotting.