Stable Hand

  • VO38518


Description

This is an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of stable work - tacking, grooming, leading horses in the school or side walking with riders. Some riders need more assistance than others depending on their ability. It would be helpful if you have an outgoing personality and are able to adapt quickly to different situations. This is a wonderful rewarding opportunity for someone to help us continue to provide the high level of service for our clients. Volunteers will be invited for a short tour of the centre followed by a half-day induction the next week. (OWN TRANSPORT PREFERRED DUE TO DISTANCE FROM THE CENTRE TO NEAREST BUS STOP.)

Organisation aims and objectives

To establish a Riding Centre which will provide disabled people with the means to ride and/or carriage drive. To be a centre of excellence in the training of instructors and physiotherapists and helpers in working with disabled riders. To provide opportunities for training and competitive riding. To provide physiotherapy and hippotherapy for all riders who need it. To promote the use of riding as a means of increasing the quality of life for disabled people.

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Monday to Friday, 8.30 to 4.30. Half days are available but preferably a morning or an afternoon on a set day so you get to know the riders.

Restrictions

Experience required: An interest in horses would be a bonus also any experience of working with children or adults with disabilities.
Travel details: 1 Linlathen Grove, Dundee, DD5 3GL. If driving, turn off Arbroath Road (A92) at Clearwater Park estate. Nearest bus-stop in between Balgillo Road & Arbroath Road (Nos 14 & 39 ).
Minimum age: 14

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Minimal expenses paid i.e. 1 return bus fare per week.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: General overview of the organisation & brief tour of the centre.
Training details: Half day induction. 1-1 training on the job with yard manager.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month 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.