Volunteer: using horses as therapy for adults & children with disabilities

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Challenge Unlimited/Ironstone Therapy

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Volunteers play an important role in the success of the programs offered at Ironstone Farm by assisting therapists and instructors during each riding session in a safe and structured environment. Without the assistance of volunteers, Ironstone Farm would have no programs to offer! Volunteers assist therapists and instructors by walking alongside or leading the horses, grooming and tacking, and offering support and guidance to the clients. Additional chores may be requested as needed.You will find that there is always something to do on the farm! Volunteers are needed Monday-Saturday during the day and early evenings. We are interested in all who are willing to give us some of their time in exchange for a fun and rewarding experience. Minimum age to volunteer is thirteen years old. One 2 1/2 hour training session is required. No horse experience is needed! Interested individuals need to submit a volunteer application (available from our website or call to have one emailed to you).

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About Challenge Unlimited/Ironstone Therapy

Location:

Ironstone Farm, 450 Lowell Street, Andover, MA 01810, US

Mission Statement

Ironstone Farm is home to Challenge Unlimited, Inc. and Ironstone Therapy, Inc., two non-profit organizations established to provide a variety of services for children and adults with and without disabilities, using horses and the wholesome environment of a working farm, while involving people in serving others through volunteering.

Description

Ironstone Farm provides physical and occupation therapy to pediatric clients using the horse as a dynamic surface, as well as therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with a wide range of special needs. Our clients include people on the autism spectrum, children in Early Intervention, clients with physical, emotional, or cognitive challenges, Veterans, cancer survivors, and more! New programs are always under development.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

450 Lowell StreetAndover, MA 01810

(42.64298,-71.20725)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours weekly
  • public transportation is not available

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