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Want to work with horses & people? Therapeutic Riding Center Volunteers Needed

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ORGANIZATION: Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 107 people are interested
Volunteer at CTRC!

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) is an accredited center with a mission to change the lives of individuals with disabilities by promoting physical, psychological and social well-being through equine assisted services.

Lesson volunteers at CTRC have the opportunity to participate as either horse leaders or side walkers in weekly therapeutic riding lessons. Horse leaders are responsible for grooming, tacking, and leading the horses, while the side walker is responsible for the rider and their safety throughout the lesson. Volunteers work with the same rider at the same time each week during our seasonal sessions, which range from 6 to 14 weeks. Volunteers may help with mucking, turn-in/turn-out, or other volunteer opportunities. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience the power horses have to help humans. And of course, it is a lot of fun too!!

New volunteers must attend an in-person New Volunteer Training. Additional Horse Handling Training is also available. We accept volunteers with no horse experience to years of experience.

Please contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@ctrcinc.org and/or visit www.ctrcinc.org for more details.

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About Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center

Location:

11968 Mineral Rd, Longmont, CO 80504, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center is to promote the physical, psychological and social well-being of persons with disabilities through their interaction with a therapeutic team consisting of a horse, an instructor and/or a therapist, and volunteers.

Description

The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Int'l) Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center in Longmont, Colorado devoted, since 1980, to serving children and adults with disabilities. As the oldest and largest therapeutic riding center in Colorado, and one of the largest in the nation, CTRC serves over 700 riders through our dynamic programs and has an impressive work force of over 1,000 volunteers each year.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

11968 Mineral Road (Highway 52)Longmont, CO 80504

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Equestrian
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment is 2 hours per week for the length of the session OR volunteers can sub in classes as needed. Lesson volunteers may commit to one or more weekly class.
  • We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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