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Assisting Therapeutic Riding Classes/Barn Care/Horse Care

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Freedom Ride Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 662 people are interested
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Do you like working outdoors with horses and the special needs community? We have the perfect opportunity for you!

Freedom Ride offers therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with special needs. Freedom Ride usually offers one large orientation per month. Upon completing a brief orientation, our volunteers assist with therapeutic riding classes, the daily care of our program horses and help us with barn maintenance.

Volunteers work side-by-side with our students during their lessons either by handling the horse or side walking with the rider. Horse handlers assist in controlling the horse until the student becomes confident and capable of doing so. Side walkers help support the rider on the horse and offer guidance and assistance during their lesson.

Volunteers also assist our barn managers with facility maintenance, keeping our stalls clean, grooming and feeding the horses, and tacking up horses for our lessons. This includes cleaning and filling water troughs in our pastures, landscaping (pulling weeds, cutting down over grown trees, etc.), and painting perimeter fences!

This volunteer position is very physical! All volunteer work is done outdoors. Minimum age 16.

Unfortunately we cannot accept court ordered community service.

To complete a Volunteer Registration Forms please visit www.freedomride.com and click on the left hand green 'Volunteering' tab.

Freedom Ride requires at least one non-family member reference. This includes teachers, counselors and close friends.

More opportunities with Freedom Ride Inc.

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About Freedom Ride Inc.

Location:

1905 Lee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810, US

Mission Statement

Freedom Ride is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives and experiences of individuals with disabilities in the Central Florida area through therapeutic horseback riding and related activities.

Description

We provide equine-assisted therapy to utilize a multi-sensory approach to developing and facilitating cognitive skills as well as physical therapy. As a result, children and adults can become more confident in their own abilities to master and control themselves and their environment. This is done through riding classes and ground work with our equine therapists, led by a PATH certified instructor. Peace, love, Freedom Ride!

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1905 Lee RoadOrlando, FL 32810

(28.60348,-81.41175)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Occupational Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1x Weekly Commitment for 3 - 4 Hours per Shift
  • Must be physically fit enough to sweep, walk for 30 minutes, and jog for short periods.

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