Ride and Equine Assistants and Leaders

  • VO85526


Description

ADVERTISED OPPORTUNITIES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AFTER COVID-19 LOCKDOWN LIFTED
Volunteers form a team that assists and enhances the benefits of riding and equine assisted sessions to children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. No experience is necessary as full training will be given and the volunteer will decide which role in the team that they feel most comfortable, as an assistant or leader.

Volunteers can offer their time on days or evenings which are most convenient to them. there are normally 2-3 sessions that ordinarily run per morning or evening. Morning sessions occur on Monday – Saturday, and evening sessions are available Mondays and Thursdays.

There is also the opportunity to help care for the horses and ponies and participate in pony welfare activities.
There are also placements available with the Duke of Edinburgh and Princes Trust.

ADVERTISED OPPORTUNITIES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AFTER COVID-19 LOCKDOWN LIFTED

Organisation aims and objectives

We provide Therapy Riding for people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Volunteers can be involved in preparing the horses for lessons, helping to prepare the rider for lessons, and being involved in the session through leading the horse, or helping to support the rider.

Availability

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Volunteers offer their time on days or evenings convenient to them.

Restrictions

Volunteers must be willing to join the Protection Of Vulnerable adults and Children Scheme. This opportunity is not suitable for those with allergies or breathing problems. Requires a reasonable level of general fitness to walk with the horse.
Experience required: No experience required, though some previous horse experience welcome. A desire to communicate and help our riders and their families.
Travel details: Own transport is essential as public transport is limited in the area. Travel expenses are not paid.
Minimum age: 14

Support

Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training is provided in line with our parent organisation The Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporating Carriage Driving. There is also the opportunity to attend other training days and events.

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.