Volunteer Horse Handler / Youth Assistant

Opportunity ID: 2991

Organization Details
Organization Name: Urban Stable
Address: Cartier, Winnipeg, MB
Website: http://www.urbanstable.ca
Organizational Description: Urban Stable provides Equine Facilitated Learning Programs to youth in grades 5-12 through 4 unique programs. Equine Facilitated Learning is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine activities.

Urban Stable is an accredited Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) centre and follows the high standards and safety guidelines provided by them.

Our Mission: To provide an educational horseback riding program together with public schools that empowers students to stay connected with their education.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Volunteer Horse Handlers/Youth Assistants work alongside youth in program to help groom and tack their horse. Then will lead the horse while the students learn to ride. Volunteers clean and tidy the barn after horse activities.
Skills Required: Horse experience preferred %u25CF 18 years or older %u25CF Available during the day on a weekday (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) starting Feb. 2019 %u25CF Able to transport self to program (located 15 minutes West of the perimeter) %u25CF Able to attend orientation Nov. 26th, 2018 and training in January 2019 (date TBC)
- Be able to walk on uneven ground in sand arena for 45 mins to 1 hour
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -Horsemanship skills
-Grooming and tacking skills
-Assertiveness
-Leadership
-Teamwork
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Volunteer commitment is to 2.5 hour class either in the morning (9.30am-12noon) or afternoon (1pm to 3.30pm) on the same day each week. Volunteers are asked to commit to the same class each week for consistency for the students for the duration of the spring session (14 weeks - March to May). Volunteers can volunteer for one class per week or as many classes as they wish.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: urbanstableprogram@gmail.com
Closing Date: Mar 1, 2019
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