Ivey Ranch Park Association
As an equestrian aide you would provide the care necessary to keep the horses at Ivey Ranch healthy and happy. Spend time interacting with other people and horses while grooming, tacking, and assisting with turn-outs. Help with the upkeep of the stables and maintain tack for the riders. You can also work directly with an Instructor, rider and horse to create a meaningful and safe experience for a rider with special needs. With volunteers leading and walking beside horses, riders can improve muscle strength, balance, self-esteem and more.
- Grooming and bathing horses
- Cleaning stalls and arenas
- Exercising and turning out horses
- Leading horses or walking beside horses for rider support
Six-week commitment (1 day a week); shifts are approximately two-hours in length
9:00AM- 11:00AM Tuesday and Thursday
2PM-4PM & 4PM-6PM Tuesday thru Friday
7:30AM-9:30AM & 9:15AM-11:30AM Saturday
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Ivey Ranch Park Association
110 Rancho Del Oro Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057, US
The Ivey Ranch Park Association is dedicated to encourage the interaction of children with and without special needs, of all ages, by providing educational and recreational activities. Since 1983 we have served children and adults with disabilities but will not exclude the able-bodied, since integration, inclusion and interaction are important components of our program. Serving over 200 individuals a month, our essential goals are community integration, community participation, personal choice, self-respect and respect for others and competence and self reliance. Currently over 2/3 of our children here at Ivey Ranch have moderate to severe disabilities which include behavioral disorders, genetic disorders, and disabilities caused by accident or trauma.
At Ivey Ranch Park we offer a variety of services including a childcare program, in-home respite, therapeutic riding, horseback riding lessons, horse camp, community garden plots, and special events. This provides a variety of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are how we are able to do all that we do and we appreciate their hard work and support.