The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Horses Help is looking for experienced horse leaders to participate in the areas largest therapeutic riding program. As a horse leader you responsibilities will be to warm-up and tack assigned horses and then lead them for our therapeutic riding or hippotherapy classes. Additional trainings are provided to become a therapeutic horse leader. Other critical candidate requirements are:
Walk at a brisk pace for 30 minutes
Comfortable leading Horses with or without a rider on board.
Comfortable working with and communicating effectively with team members.
Comfortable attending and passing an emergency dismount class
Must be able to safely manage 50 lbs of weight to the ground
Take and pass a series of horse leading skill sets for proficiency including emergency situations and leading with multiple riders up in an arena setting.
Pass our basic horse handling skill set
Please visit our website www.horseshelp.org to fill out our Volunteer Application. You may fax it to us, scan and email it or even deliver it to our facility located at 2601 E. Rose Garden Lane. While on the website you can also register for one of our monthly volunteer orientations. Lets talk about joining the team!
Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
2-3 hours per week and flexible.
Ability to walk briskly outdoors for 30 minutes at a time.