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Therapeutic Horseback Riding - Horse Leaders & Side Walkers Needed!

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Heritage Christian Services, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 170 people are interested

*Although our program is currently paused due to Covid-19, we are still accepting Volunteer Applications and processing them so that you will be ready for training when our programs can safely resume.*

To fill out an application: https://heritagechristianservices.org/about/community-impact-programs/heritage-christian-stables/heritage-christian-stables-volunteers/

At Heritage Christian Stables, we believe the special bond between a rider and their horse can help people with disabilities reach beyond their limitations to achieve their dreams. Therapeutic horsemanship allows people to strengthen their bodies and minds, freeing their spirit to do the things they never thought possible. And best of all, it’s fun!

The continued success of the therapeutic horsemanship program relies heavily on volunteers, which help to run lessons year-round. Riders may require as many as three people to assist them - one "side walker" on each side of the horse and one "horse leader" responsible for guiding the equine. Experience is not required. All necessary training is provided.

This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity, weekly attendance is required for an 8 - 12 week period of time. . Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. No experience is necessary, training is provided!

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About Heritage Christian Services, Inc.


275 Kenneth Dr, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14623, US

Mission Statement

To provide... A living and working environment that reflects the love of Christ in action; Support and respect for each individual's gifts, strengths and needs; Opportunity to mature, to learn and to grow; A life of dignity, worth and expression to which all are entitled as God's created children. This is their rightful Heritage.


Heritage Christian Services is a thriving human services agency in Upstate New York that works to make sure everyone - including children, older adults, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities - feels valued and respected.

Heritage Christian Services offers residential support, service coordination, respite, community habilitation and employment supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities . We are a proud recipient of the Compass designation by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities for being one of New York State’s top service providers to people with special needs. HCS also has National Accreditation from the Council on Quality and Leadership.

People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


1103 Salt RoadWebster, NY 14580



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Equestrian
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • We need our volunteers in this program to make a commitment of 1-2 hours a week for an 8-12 week period.
  • 1 hour orientation and 2 hour training is required

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