Horse Side Walker

Organization Details
Organization Name: Prairie Strides
Address: 145 Pacific Ave
Winnipeg MB  R3B 2Z6
Website: http://www.prairiestrides.com
Organizational Description: A non-for profit charitable organization that provides therapeutic horse back riding classes to disabled children 6 to 12 years of age.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: As a side walker, you are responsible for the rider during any lesson. Introduce yourself to your rider and fit them with helmet. Accompany rider to arena. Reincorce what the instructor has asked of rider, offer physical and emotional support. Remain with rider following lesson until parents are available.
Skills Required: Must enjoy working with children, patience, able to walk for sixty minutes with the occasional jog.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Educational Assistant
Careers in the equine industry
Teachers
Occupational Therapist
Students
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
One hour/ week - Monday or Wednesday Evenings
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: exedir@prairiestrides.com
Phone: 204-925-5905
Closing Date: Feb 10, 2023
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