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Our students reach their full potential with the help of their side helpers and horse leader!
Volunteers are needed to work as side walkers with a horseback riding therapy program for children and adults with special needs. 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 five sessions ; spring, summer I, summer II, fall, and winter. 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 in our summer classes in the evenings and weekends. Get trained to be eligible to volunteer in Session 4 starting this September. Once you are trained, you are able to jump in at any time.
All volunteers must attend a volunteer training program. Our next training will be on Friday September 21st from 10am until 12pm. RSVPs required to Sam at SLape@triohio.org.