DCCH Center for Children & Families
Therapeutic Equine Program Horse Care/Lesson Volunteer
Company: DCCH Center for Children & Families
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Location: DCCH Center for Children and Families, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY, 41017
Project Details


  • Daily handling and care of horses.
  • Feeding
  • Maintaining a neat stable area, including housekeeping & janitorial duties.
  • Cleaning bathrooms, lounge, office, feed room, tool rooms & barn area
  • Cleaning stalls, shed & paddocks.
  • Cleaning tack & other equipment.
  • Safely handling, haltering and leading horses in the manner prescribed by staff.
  • Identifying individual horses in groups in large pastures and stable area.
  • Interacting with the public, providing information on programs and safety precautions.
  • Preparing horses for lessons.
  • Grooming, saddling & bridling horses
  • Assisting students during lessons. (Training Provided)
  • Follow instructions; work individually and as a team with other volunteers.
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs. Hay bales, wheelbarrows, 5-gallon water buckets.
  • Various stable duties involve lifting.
  • Maintaining grounds.
  • Cutting brush.
  • Picking paddocks.
  • Assisting with fence repair and construction.
  • Assisting with Greasing mechanical equipment.
  • De-littering.
  • Performing other daily chores on the volunteer chore list.
  • Qualifications: Ability to perform the above duties independently, attend horse care training, make commitment of 2 hours per week. Work shifts: One designated 1- 4 hour shift Monday through Sunday.

    General requirements


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours weekly
  • Category
    Children & Youth
    Skills Area
    Special Needs