This role requires work with horses and children or adults who live with physical, emotional, and/or intellectual challenges. You will support our clients as they learn to ride horses. Riding gives them confidence, grows self esteem, enhances their communication skills and builds relationships.
Your primary responsibly is to lead the horses - the riders are supported by another volunteer. We can teach you about horses if you do not have previous experience. Gain horse management skills and, if interested, the opportunity to gain standard training toward equine management studies.
We are a very well organised, friendly team who would welcome some new team members.
We require volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and are particularly looking for some early birds who would like to be at the horse arena just after 7.30 am. You must be prepared to work with horses and be able to work comfortably with people who have special needs. You must enjoy the outdoors and have a reasonable level of fitness.
Ideally you are friendly, caring and encouraging, and enjoy working as part of a welcoming team.
It takes a while to get to know this role so we would expect you to be in a position to make a minimum 4-6 month, once or twice a week, commitment to volunteering for us.
We only operate during school terms. Our sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursday. The role is based at the Kihikihi Domain.
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.