Volunteers are needed to work as side walkers with a horseback riding therapy program for children and adults with disabilities. All volunteers must:
- be 14 years or older.
- be 5'4" or have comparable reach,
- be physically capable of walking with some jogging in sand for 45 minutes
- be compassionate, good listeners and dedicated to their volunteer experience
- Volunteers do not have to have any horse experience.
Classes take place in the evenings (Monday - Thursday and Saturday mornings) during three sessions ; spring, summer, and fall. Volunteers are asked to work at least one evening/day during a session. Volunteers are asked to work at least one session a year.
Side Helpers are teamed with the same student for the duration of the 8 week session and are an integral part of that student's success. Regular attendance is critical.
CRITICAL NEED FOR DAYTIME VOLUNTEERS: TRI teams up with local organizations and schools to provide field trips and regular programming between the hours of 10am - 4pm. Volunteer commitments for daytime programming could be 1x a month or 1x a week.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help us start up our second session of the year. Get trained to be eligible to volunteer in Session 1 starting next spring. Once you are trained, you are able to jump in at any time.
All volunteers must attend a volunteer training program. RSVPs required to Sam at Volunteer@triohio.org.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours, 1x/week for 8 weeks