Volunteers

SEE DETAILS BELOW RE: VOLUNTEER TRAINING FOR OUR DAY CAMPS!

Volunteers are the heart of therapeutic riding programs!   We could not provide services without you!

Lesson volunteers can be either horse leaders or sidewalkers.  Leaders must have horse experience, but it is not required of side walkers who are responsible for the student.  Lesson volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.  For camp, we also have volunteers who help with the daily art activities.  

We will be offering Volunteer Training for our day camps on the mornings of June 13th and 20th.  For those who want to help, but have conflicts those mornings, we will try to find an alternative day and time.  See our Program Page for more details regarding the camps which are scheduled for the weeks of June 25th and July 9th.  Contact us below or call 540-533-2777 to register for training.  We prefer that volunteers be available for the entire week of camp, but we will coordinate with persons who have conflicts on one or two of the days.

Volunteers are also needed throughout the year to assist with equine and barn care, as well as with fundraising, public relations and other administrative activities.

All lesson volunteers for spring and fall sessions must attend a two-part volunteer training, the first of which is introductory and informational, and the second, one week or so later, is practical and hands-on.  Horse leaders will be trained in techniques proven to be the most effective in the therapeutic riding setting.

Volunteer orientation for fall session will be held on Weds, August 22nd at 6:00 pm at the farm.  Trainees then attend one of several hands-on trainings that will be offered the following week.  Contact us at 540-533-2777 or at brcthinc@hotmail.com for more information and to register.

Contact us if you’d like to join our team of volunteers!

 

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