Waikato Equitherapy Incorporated provides horse riding and horse interaction to children and adults with special needs in Hamilton and the surrounding Waikato area. It has a dedicated volunteer team, committed staff and an excellent team of therapy horses. Our special needs riders benefit physically, emotionally and socially from their time at the Centre. We all enjoy seeing the weekly progress our riders make, and the confidence and pleasure they gain from their time at the Centre. Waikato Equitherapy also benefits the volunteers, those on work experience and the children who attend the holiday programs; the Centre is a place where people feel they can belong, get support and experience a sense of community.
This role requires you to be walk to paddocks to collect and turn out the horses. Be physically able to groom our horses to a fantastic standard and
although experience with handling horses is not expected, it would be beneficial. If not experienced then full onsite training will be provided.
By participating in this volunteering opportunity, you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s):
Goal 3 – Good Health & Well-Being
Goal 4 – Quality Education
Reliable, trustworthy and have good communication skills.
Patient and friendly
Comfortable being around horses.
Any time that you are able to give us is greatly appreciated.
The centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays during the term. We would be needing help from when the centre opens to collect the horses in from the paddocks and get them ready for the rides, approx 2hrs
The centre is open on the following times during term time:
Wednesday 8.30am to 2.3pm
Thursday 8.30am to 2.30pm
Friday 11am to 4.30pm
Saturday 8.30am to 2.30pm
Sunday 9am to 3pm
Our horses can’t wait to meet you.
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.