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Topfield Equestrian CenterTopfield Equestrian Center
Topfield Equestrian Center is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to provide therapeutic and recreational riding for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Read more
Topfield Equestrian Center is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to provide therapeutic and recreational riding for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities.
The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) strives to offer an environment where people with disabilities can overcome physical, psychological and emontional barriers. Through equine-assisted activities, both on horseback and on the ground, we bring new found joy and abilities to our clients.
I've been volunteering with TEC for almost 4 months now, and they are really fantastic. I have volunteered in the barns, helped with grooming, and helped with a respite retreat. The staff is absolutely fantastic and always praising and thanking their volunteers for their help. The facilities and location are beautiful, neat, and clean. Scheduling is totally up to each individual volunteer. They need volunteers in all aspects of running things, so you can choose to work with people or animals or both or neither. I wasn't sure at first if I wanted to work with clients so I started in the barns to get accustomed to the horses. Then I transitioned and also work with the clients a bit too. They also have office work available for volunteers or anything else you could think of from maintenance to graphic design etc...
I would definitely recommend working for such a great Non-Profit organization. They care so much about their clients and their volunteers and it is wonderful.