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Recruiting Volunteers for Therapeutic Riding Program - fall 2020

    Kitchener, ON
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COVID-19 notes:

  • We have relaxed criteria for posting volunteer opportunities due to the urgent need for COVID-19 Response. Volunteers are responsible for confirming the legitimacy of the group or organization(s) they are working with. Never hand over money or confidential information to groups looking for volunteers.
  • Please confirm that the organization you want to volunteer with can ensure your safety.


Do you love horses?  Love interacting and being active?  We are happy to say Pride Stables will be running this fall offering you a unique volunteer opportunity!

Volunteers are needed to lead horses or side-walk for riders with special needs for our fall session of classes which will run for 8 weeks starting late September.  As a leader, you will need the ability to understand and carry out direct instructions.  As a side-walker, you will need to comprehend instructions and be able to pass them on to the rider and will also need to physically assist/support the rider if needed.  Both positions require physical endurance, good verbal skills and excellent comprehension.  No horse experience is necessary; Hands-on orientation training is available. COVID screening, cleaning, PPE & equipment disinfection protocols in place.  Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.

We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one class per week.
Classes run during the week in the daytime and evenings, and on Saturdays. They are 45-60 minutes in length, however, volunteers are required to arrive 30 minutes early to groom and tack-up their horse, as well as to untack after class.

New volunteers are asked to attend one of our orientation training sessions.
*Pre-registration for orientation is required* and space is limited!
Upcoming orientation training sessions: 

Tues. Sept. 1st: 10am-12pm  OR  6-8pm
Wed. Sept. 9th: 10am-12pm  OR  6-8pm
Sat. Sept. 12th: 12-2pm
Tues. Sept. 15th: 10am-12pm  OR  6-8pm
Thurs. Sept. 17th: 10am-12pm  OR  6-8pm

Visit our wesbite for more information: www.pridestables.com/volunteers/

Please email or call us with your name and phone number and confirm you meet/exceed the min. age threshold if you would like to register for a training date!
Office: 519-653-4686

Who You'll be Assisting

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Pride Stables / Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program

Therapeutic Riding For People With Disabilities