a difference in someone's life.....VOLUNTEER!!
horseback riding uses...
and movement of the horse to stretch and strengthen muscles
...the motivation that comes with a fun activity to encourage concentration
...the relationship with the horse and volunteers to improve communication
skills and boost self-esteem in children and adults with disabilities
help riders by...
or walking beside riders during lessons to give encouragement or physical
support if needed.
...you don't need any special experience with horses or people with
we'll train you!
have as much fun as riders when they...
...commit to one or two classes per week for a
session (ten weeks)
...participate in weekday, evening or Saturday morning classes
...carpool with other volunteers
...fulfill volunteer hour requirements for academic programs
also rely on volunteers for...
...Lawn mowing and weed eating.
All of the mowing is done on a riding lawnmower, get a tan and
help us out!
...Sprucing up - planting flowers, painting
...Special events - The 4th of July
Show, fundraising events, etc
...Hay - help us out for a few hours
putting up our hay.
to Become a Volunteer
- Step One: Decide how
you'd like to get involved. Are you interested in
volunteering in the regular therapeutic riding lessons (evenings
Saturday mornings)? Are you interested in becoming a board
member/fundraising? Would you be willing to help out around the
Or does your schedule work best for becoming a "sub"
or special events
- Step Two: Decide how
much time you'd be willing to commit to our program.
What does your schedule allow?
- Step Four: Mail your
form to PO Box 153, Oregon WI 53575
- Step Five: Three
Gaits will contact you to set up a tour or a time for you
to start volunteering. If possible, check the website for
training dates and register for a training session.
Contact the Program Director, Dena
Duncan, at (608) 877-9086 or firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions about volunteering.