GallopNYC
Volunteer With a Therapeutic Horsemanship Program in the Bronx (Pelham Bay Park)
Company: GallopNYC
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Location: Bronx, NY, 10464, US
Project Details

GallopNYC uses therapeutic horsemanship to help riders walk, talk, connect, focus, behave and learn, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively and independently as possible. Volunteers are needed to assist our riders on horse back. Volunteers lead horses or walk alongside them during lessons. Classes are conducted by a trained instructor.

We have a great team of volunteers and we really love what we do. One of our riders said "When I ride my horse I feel free." We love making that free feeling possible -- plus we see very concrete achievements in our riders' abilities.

Our riders have a wide range of disabilities, but all of them enjoy riding and are a joy to to work with. The horses are nice too!

We conduct lessons seven days a week at four different locations and could use your help! Email us today and we will provide you with the dates of upcoming orientation sessions for new volunteers..

Experience with horses is helpful but not at all necessary.

Please contact us for more info on how to become a volunteer at: volunteer@gallopnyc.org

Or visit our website at: http://gallopnyc.org/how-to-help/volunteer/

General requirements

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week, 10 week commitment preferred
  • Category
    Animals
    People With Disabilities
    Skills Area
    Data Entry
    Office Reception
    Animal Therapy