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Volunteer Director of Program Development (Equine Assisted Learning Horse Powered Reading)

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ORGANIZATION: Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc.

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"Joining Hearts & Hands to Hooves"

We are recruiting for a Board of Directors / Leadership Team position in:

Director of Program Development (Equine Assisted Learning Horse Powered Reading)

This Volunteer position requires 10 - 15 hours per month service time for planning and execution of an Equine Assisted Learning program in Horse Powered Reading, based on EAGALA model of "therapeutic literacy skills building".

This position will be located in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, CA.

Ideal candidates have a passion for equine welfare, and horse-human connections, helping children and youth develop confidence and skills to empower themselves to learn literacy skills and build on their strengths, while bonding with rescue horses and ponies in a fun and creative learning environment.

Ideal candidates are organized, pro-active, positive, creative, and communicative, with a team-player approach. We will be collaborating with all Foster Caregivers and selected rescue horses / ponies to promote our summer Equine Assisted Learning Horse Powered Reading Workshops. (2023 will be a week long experiential learning program from 7/17 - 7/22/23).

We do not need someone with a therapy / clinical background. This is not a "therapy" program. But, if you have experience in Special Education / Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, that would be ideal, as we are hoping to open this program to youth and teens with hearing loss who are struggling with reading and writing in the English language. No sign language required. We are focusing on listening and spoken language.

Horse experience is preferred, but not mandatory.

Leadership and organizational management skills / team-building and outreach skills are required. During the school year (mid-August - mid-June), planning meetings will be held on weekends only. During the summer months, weekdays will be available for planning. The program will be implemented mostly in July.

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About Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc.


P.O. Box 941494, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93094, US

Mission Statement

Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. provides sanctuary to local senior equines in need, while connecting our Southern California community through purpose and service.


We are a small 501(c)3 public non-profit organization for equine sanctuary and community service in Simi Valley, CA. All equines are fostered and boarded privately locally. We are a member of The Homes For Horses Coalition, the HSUS Safe Stalls Network, the HSUS Fund For Animals Forever Foundation Training Program, the ASPCA Horse Action Team, & a Parelli Foundation Grant Recipient. We are an Adoptions Partner with Ventura, L.A., Santa Barbara, San Bernadino County Animal Services / ACC. We are beginning a new EAL Program called Horse Powered Reading for summer enrichment for youth in our community.


Board Development
Education & Literacy
Animals, Board Development, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Simi Valley, CA 93065



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Strategic Planning
  • Animal Therapy
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 - 15 hours per month
  • EAGALA type program but not "therapy"

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