The little horses/minis need help to work in the community two or more times a month (approx 6-8 hours a month) mostly on Saturdays. (some months we work every weekend). We require a commitment of at least 2 visits per month to be active.
A mini handler works in a 2 person team with a mini at our many facilities we visit on weekends. Everyone starts at the back-end, meaning you are the one that guides the mini around wheelchairs/walkers and also the one responsible for scooping accidents that may occur (easy - dog scooper). After you have been to a few visits you move to the front end - which often entails stooping by your mini to advocate safety while hands pet him. The front end also guides hands to where they can pet or hug the mini.
The Training Workshop is two parts:
- First you will be trained at a 3 hr Training Workshop - Visual Training. You will receive a Visual Training Guide and a logo t-shirt to wear to visits
- Second part of training - you must come to the next visit to be tested on what you learned to complete your training. You cannot wait a month before you sign-up for the first visit. It is mandatory that you attend the next visit. A visit schedule will be posted on our Facebook Secret Group and Rallyhood
Minis and Friends visits with those that have special needs - children, youth, adult and seniors - or whom life's circumstances have created a special need. Please see our webpage to learn about how you can help too -- www.minisandfriends.org
Age is 16 and up with parent. Students welcome that need community service for school.
Have fun and do something unique - the minis love people and we need your help.
"Won't you help a mini today?"
- Grant Writing / Research
- Video Production
- Public Relations
- Graphic Design / Print
- Animal Therapy
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 6 to 8 hours a month
- 2 visits per month, students 1 visit per month