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ORGANIZATION: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

  • 8 people are interested

Courage Kenny Riders is a therapeutic horseback riding program for children ages 5-21 with physical disabilities and sensory impairments. We offer therapeutic riding sessions on Tuesday evenings at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Stillwater, MN.

  • Spring Session: Tuesdays, May 17 - June 28 (no riding on June 14), make-up lesson July 12
  • Summer Session: Tuesdays, July 19 - August 30 (no riding on August 2), make-up lesson September 6
Please consider volunteering at all three classes each night. There will be three, 45 minute lessons each night with a 15 minute transition between each lesson and will be offered at 4:45, 5:45, and 6:45 PM.

Volunteer roles include Horse Leader, Side Walker and Arena Assistant. No experience required. Volunteers should be able to walk for at least one hour without fatiguing, be able to jog for very short distances, be able to walk with his/her arm (one at a time) above shoulder height and be able to support a modest amount of weight. Training will be provided.

We are also always looking for horses to participate in this program. Please contact us if you have a horse and would like more information.

All volunteers must attend one training at Washington County Fair Grounds:
  • Tuesday, May 3, 6-7:30pm OR
  • Tuesday, May 10, 6-7:30pm

Minimum age is 16 years old.

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About Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Location:

3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422, US

Mission Statement

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institution (formerly Courage Center) maximizes quality of life for people of all ages and all abilities. we help people achieve health and wellness by offering excellent services, innovative programs, ground-breaking research and barrier-shattering advocacy

Description

Our Vision: We are guided by our vision that one day all people will live, work, learn and play in a community based on abilities, not disabilities.

Our Values:

  • Clients and Patients as Partners
  • Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit
  • Quality and Innovation
  • Accessibility
  • Integrity
  • The Generous Spirit
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Diversity

We have opportunities for individual volunteers beginning at age 15 as well as group opportunities. Please, contact us for further information.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Washington County Fairgrounds12300 40th Street NorthStillwater, MN 55082

(45.0098,-92.85767)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Animal Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • People Skills
  • Equestrian

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers commit to a minimum of 1 hour per week for a 6 week session.
  • Volunteers must be able to walk in loose dirt for 45 minutes- 1 hour. Volunteers must be comfortable around horses.

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