Reins in Motion Volunteers|
Motion is a volunteer organization. Horse experience is helpful but those who
are comfortable around horses and love working with kids can be used as side
Motionís dedicated volunteers are a part of the team that helps makes a
difference One Step At a Time.
with students and horses in the day to day program
does a volunteer do?
Most of our volunteers help out
with lessons. They groom the horses and tack them up. Typically, as an
instructor teaches the lesson, one volunteer may lead the horse, while one or
two volunteers walk along side. Some of our students donít need side walkers or
horse leaders, in which case the volunteers can clean tack or games! At the end
of the classes, volunteers put the horses away and help take down arena
equipment used each day.
Do I need to be to be a volunteer?
Volunteers need to be at least 16 years of age in
order to help with clients in the arena. Those with a lot of horse experience
and capable of tacking and grooming the horse may help with this. Saddles and
bridles and tack are always in need of cleaning as well.
were to volunteer, how much time would it take?
2 -3 hours of time 1x per week
would be very helpful. Our classes run Monday thru Wed. 11-5:30, Thursdayís
2-5:30 and Fridayís 10-2:30. We ask that you commit to one day a week, however,
we do understand that other things come up and you will not be able to make each
class day. All we ask is that you inform us if you are not able to make it so we
can be sure and have enough people to assist.
need to know about horses?
Itís helpful, but not
necessary. You can learn as you go Ė itís a great way to learn horsemanship. If
you have experience with horses, weíll need to introduce you to the special
techniques of therapeutic riding.
donít want to work with the horses, is there anything else I could do?
Yes, there are other
opportunities. Fundraisers, shows, game repair or cleaning. Let us know of your
skills and we will put to use.
How to volunteer
would like to volunteer, please download and complete our
volunteer forms. Contact Peggy James at:
firstname.lastname@example.org and set up a
time to visit the program. We will do a quick training on your first day and
then partner you with one of our veteran volunteers. They will help you learn
what we do and answer any other questions that you might have. We have times on
class days where we will do a short training session. Please bring the forms
with you to your first visit to our facility.