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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.
  • 718 people are interested
Gia's Class

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. During the hot summer months there are no classes but daily volunteers are still needed to help with horse & barn care. Fall Classes resume on 7 September, at which point the volunteer shift times are extended for coverage. To apply as a volunteer, please visit our website www.freedomride.com, print & complete the volunteer application forms then submit them to Freedom Ride. After a volunteer application has been received & reviewed, the applicant will be invited to attend a New Volunteer Orientation prior to starting to volunteer.

The volunteer role will be explain in more detail during the orientation.

This volunteer position is very physical! All volunteer work is done outdoors. Minimum age 16.
Unfortunately we cannot accept court ordered community service.

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

3 Shifts

  • morning / 07:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    After 7 September, this shift extends to finish at 12.00pm
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:30 PM
    After 7 September this shift extends to 6.00pm. There will also be an option to split the shift 1pm-4.30pm or 4pm-6pmg
  • 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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More opportunities with Freedom Ride Inc.

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

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.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

1905 Lee RoadWinter Park, Orlando, FL 32810

(28.6209,-81.4239)
 

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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