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Lesson Assistant or Participant Support

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ORGANIZATION: COLBYS ARMY

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We at Colby’s Army care about all living things. Truly care. If you care too then you can become a soldier in our "army". Colby's Army offers Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Learning on-site in Ashland City as well as support for those in West Nashville who are experiencing homelessness. Ultimately, our mission is to help people with life challenges through outreach and interactions with animals and nature. We'd love to have you join us!

Lesson Assistants and Participant Support volunteers work directly with our lesson participants in mounted and unmounted activities. Some lessons are in our garden or other areas of our farm, and some involve horses. Working with our participants can be the most rewarding thing you will do here at our learning center! Lesson Assistants will be working alongside the PATH-certified instructor to take care of random needs like moving a cone out of the way, or running to the barn to grab fly spray. As Participant Support you’d be walking alongside our horse and rider to sure they’re staying balanced or providing support during unmounted activities.

Volunteers will need to complete horse handling training, leader and sidewalker training, or our non-equine general lesson assistant training. Our 50-minute lesson times are set according to the participants’ schedules and may be adjusted if needed due to weather.

To schedule time for training, please reach out with your availability and we’ll make it happen!

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About COLBYS ARMY

Location:

1394 GEORGE BOYD RD, ASHLAND CITY, TN 37015, US

Mission Statement

To help people with life challenges through outreach and interactions with animals and nature.

Description

At our sustainable farm-based learning center in Ashland City, Tennessee, our therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities provide learning opportunities for veterans, homeless and recently housed, people with disabilities, and others with life challenges. Our organic garden feeds hungry people. We also perform homeless outreach by giving backpacks stocked with toiletries, first aid, and street supplies to those in need. Individually we make a difference, together we are changing the world!

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1394 George Boyd RoadAshland City, TN 37015

(36.32681,-87.02694)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Gardening
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 50-minute lessons on Wednesdays and Saturdays, September through November

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