Volunteer With a Therapeutic Horsemanship Program in Brooklyn
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GallopNYC uses therapeutic horsemanship to help riders walk, talk, connect, focus, behave and learn, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively and independently as possible. Volunteers are needed to assist our riders on horse back. Volunteers lead horses or walk alongside them during lessons. Classes are conducted by a trained instructor.
We have a great team of volunteers and we really love what we do. One of our riders said "When I ride my horse I feel free." We love making that free feeling possible -- plus we see very concrete achievements in our riders' abilities.
Our riders have a wide range of disabilities, but all of them enjoy riding and are a joy to to work with. The horses are nice too!
We conduct lessons seven days a week at four different locations and could use your help! Email us today and we will provide you with the dates of upcoming orientation sessions for new volunteers..
Experience with horses is helpful but not at all necessary.
Please contact us for more info on how to become a volunteer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit our website at: http://gallopnyc.org/how-to-help/volunteer/
8803 70th Rd, Flushing, NY 11375, US
To improve the lives of children and adults facing developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding.
We teach children and adults with disabilities to ride horses. Horseback riding provides significant physical, mental and emotional benefits to disabled people.
The horse's gentle movement results in movement of the rider's pelvis which mimics the human gait. It also increases the disabled rider's flexibility, balance and muscle strength and may reduce spasticity. Examples of riders we will teach include individuals with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic head injury, post-stroke, pervasive developmental disorders, mental retardation, and individuals who have suffered emotional trauma such as veterans, first responders (NYPD, NYFD, EMS) and their families.
We bring the joy of therapeutic horseback riding to people with disabilities in NY City, operating at two stables -- one in Brooklyn and one in Queens. GallopNYC is the nickname of Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities, Inc., a non profit corporation.
We'll work with your schedule.
397A Coney Island AveBowling Green - Prospect ParkBrooklyn, NY 11218
- People 55+
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours a week for at least 11 weeks