Volunteer at Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre

(Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre)

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Position ID: V-GRE0126 Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 Last Full Update: 24 Oct 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsHope Haven is a 142-acre adaptive riding and therapy centre located on top of the Beaver Valley, 2 hours north of Toronto. We offer professional and safe programming for individuals with challenges to learn the skill of riding as well as positively influencing their physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being.
ContactEmma Houser, Volunteer Coordinator, Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre; Phone: 519-986-1247; Email: volunteer@hopehavencentre.org
DutiesLeaders: Leaders are in charge of leading our horses during lessons. The leader is focused on the horse and making sure they are both happy and content during lessons. They also get the horse ready before lessons. 
Side Walkers: Side Walkers are in charge of the rider and making sure that the rider is safe and secure during their lesson. 
Schoolers : Schoolers are in charge of helping us to keep our horses exercised, trained and fit! A schooler should be out regularly to ride and school one or more horses. Schoolers have a procedure to follow and will be in communication with our instructors regarding the horses needs and areas of focus. Of course, we encourage our schoolers to love up their horses and show them all the appreciation and attention they deserve! (It's basically part boarding a horse without having to pay so win- win for everyone!) 
Alternate: Alternate volunteers are focused on assisting with the facilitation of activities with our kids. These activities can include sledding, yoga, sports, creative arts, educational hikes etc. 
Horse Buddies: Horse buddies are people who help take care of our horses by coming out to groom them, perform a health check and of course, show them affection. 
These are just a few of our main activities, however there is a ton of other activities where we could use your help! Gardening, odd jobs, building etc (just to name a few).
More Info Linkwww.hopehavencentre.org
BenefitsVolunteers receive small thank you gifts throughout the year.
ClientsOur clients are children and adults with socio-emotional, cognitive and physical challenges.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Individuals
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Gardening / Yard Work ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; No horse experience or experience with therapeutic riding programs needed - we will train!
Commitment LengthCommitment is extremely variable.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
LocationMarkdale, ON
Number of PositionsGrey County: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationCar required
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameHope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
Office Phone519-986-1247
Address & Map
545747 4A Side Rd
Markdale, ON N0C 1H0
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