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ORGANIZATION: DONKEYS OF THE HEART

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested
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Your help will contribute to a unique program.

The Donkeys of the Heart is a 501(C)(3) organization founded in 2019 that is dedicated to

inspiring, enhancing and enriching the human spirit through equine-assisted services. Our

organization provides therapeutic and educational opportunities to children, adolescents, and

adults with cognitive, mental, and behavioral challenges, including at-risk and military

populations in our community. These opportunities are provided through Equine (Donkey)

Assisted Services in a therapeutic and recreational environment. We are also a rescue

organization that rehabilitates and provides full-time care for the donkeys utilized in those

services. We currently have 7 donkeys and operate at a single location in Cave Creek, AZ.

We provide three categories of services: Adaptive Riding, Equine Assisted Learning, Equine Facilitated/Assisted Psychotherapy.

Our core values - including courage, empowerment, equity, introspection, integrity, empathy,

diversity, and tenacity - guide us in everything we do.

We follow the highest industry standards set by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

International (PATH).

Through our programs, we aim to empower and serve our participants, therapists, staff, and

volunteers, ensuring their professional development and the growth of our organization for years

to come.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 06:45 AM to 07:30 AM
    Morning shift is feeding the donkeys (hay), filling water buckets, scooping the manure. And petting the donkeys !!
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 06:15 PM
    Feeding the donkeys: hay + pellets + supplements. 3 donkeys have medications. Filling water and make sure the water is clean. Scooping the manure.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About DONKEYS OF THE HEART

Location:

40632 N 60th Street, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, US

Mission Statement

We are a 501(C)(3) organization providing therapeutic and educational opportunities to children, adolescents, and adults with cognitive, mental, and behavioral challenges. This includes the at-risk community and military populations. Our volunteers are the driving force behind our organization. These are the people who dedicate their time and energy to help our clients achieve their goals. The opportunities are limitless! Let us know if you have a special skill. Volunteers come from all walks of life, some with donkey experience and some with no experience at all. No special expertise is required to volunteer with The Donkeys of the Heart -- just a passion to help make a difference in someone’s life and a willingness to learn. Here’s where we can use your help: Donkey’s care Handlers for the sessions Board of Directors Client Services Social Media Fundraising/Grants Writing/Special Events Marketing Public Relations/Community Outreach Team Office Work/Accountancy

Description

What we do:

Equine Assisted Services With Donkeys

All sessions are conducted by Sophie Rainer certified by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) as Equine Specialist Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL). We use ground-based activities to focus on emotional and mental health. A Mental Health Professional is on site for Equine (Donkey) Facilitated / Assisted Psychotherapy.

We help children, and adults, including the at-risk community, and military populations.

Equine (Donkey) Assisted Learning EAL

  • EAL is an experiential approach using donkeys as co-facilitators.
  • EAL provides opportunities to learn a variety of life skills and to develop self-confidence and self-esteem.


Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) - Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP)

  • The team includes a licensed therapist, and an ESMHL (Equine Specialist Mental Health and Learning).
  • It promotes personal exploration and behaviors.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

40632 North 60th StreetCave Creek, AZ 85331

(33.85487,-111.95263)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • IT Consulting
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Being successful is a team work.
  • No special expertise is required – just a passion to help make a difference in someone’s life, and a willingness to learn.

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