Shiresmill Therapy Riding Centre - RDA

Charity registered in Scotland SC028672

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.


Current opportunities

**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**

**ADVERTISED OPPORTUNITIES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AFTER COVID-19 LOCKDOWN LIFTED** Volunteers will help in the general maintenance of fields, fencing painting, grass cutting and gardening with work takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings. Knowledge and experience of DIY is an advantage but not essential as volunteers can expect training will be given for specific tasks to be carried out. Minimum age is 16, (and no max upper limit) so long as they are fit for the outdoor tasks and weather. Note that no out of pocket expenses will be paid. Own transport is essential. Public transport limited. No travel expenses paid. Applications to join our group via our website. Contact the Volunteerenquiries@shiresmill.org or by telephoning 01383 882700 or 0845 241 4369. Taster sessions are available when centre reopens. Phone to arrange a time and date to have a tour of the centre to discuss opportunities available. **ADVERTISED OPPORTUNITIES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AFTER COVID-19 LOCKDOWN LIFTED**