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VOLUNTEER

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention."
  ― Oscar Wilde

Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center would not be able to provide its services without the help of our wonderful volunteers. Our volunteer mentors are the backbone of Therapeion's programs. As a Therapeion class volunteer you will receive training in safety, horse handling and grooming, and the skills needed to work with our very special participants. We appreciate any and all help, no matter how many hours or what type. 

While many of our volunteers have experience with horses or working with people with special needs, it is by no means a requirement. All of our volunteers, no matter their experience, attend an orientation to familiarize themselves with our safety and operational procedures.   After completing your training new volunteers are partnered with experienced volunteers for their first few classes to help them become more comfortable before working independently.

 

Many other volunteer opportunities are also available. 

Contact Therapeion at ttrcvolunteer@yahoo.com to learn more!
 

OPPORTUNITIES
  • Volunteering during our therapeutic riding and horsemanship classes

  • Organizing or helping with special or fundraising events

  • Serving on our Board of Directors 

  • Serving on our Development, Finance, or Governance Committees

  • Helping with grant writing or fund raising

Contact Therapeion at therapeion@yahoo.com to get involved!

REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING CLASES

We ask that all volunteers: 

  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Have no criminal record 

  • Read the Volunteer Manual before attending Orientation

  • Complete the "New Volunteer Orientation" class prior to volunteering. 

 

Arena volunteers must:

  • Be able to work independently without close supervision

  • Be able to walk a minimum of 45 minutes

  • Be able to lift over their heads for side walkers

  • Be tolerate varying temperatures and the dusty barn environment

HERE'S HOW TO GET STARTED

Please email ttrcvolunteer@yahoo.com to enroll for a volunteer orientation class. Include your name, your age, and the date of the orientation class you are planning on attending.
 
Class dates can be found on our Calendar.

 

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