You will lead our horses during riding sessions as we teach new skills and abilities to our riders who may have physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges. Riding at Equipotential has many benefits including enhancing self-esteem, building confidence and increasing communication and concentration skills. You will need to be physically fit as you will be on your feet, sometimes on uneven ground, for most of the shift. You will also need a good command of English language.
PLEASE NOTE - this volunteering takes place a 20 minute walk from the nearest bus stop.
We offer ongoing training and support to our volunteers and can teach all aspects of basic horse handling, grooming and leading.
A friendly, fun environment, working with a team of dedicated volunteers helping to make a difference in the lives of others.
By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals ;
Goal 3 - Good health and well-being
Goal 4 - Quality education
Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities
All training is provided through Equipotential. We may offer other training towards NZQA recognised unit standards. Must enjoy working with adults and children with disabilities as well as a team of volunteers and coaches. Must like horses and be reasonably fit and active.
We operate Monday to Friday from 9 till 1pm during the school terms, volunteers can do 2 or 4 hour shifts.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.