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Tuesday's Volunteering Opportunity - Leaders & Sidewalkers

Lead the way, we'll be right by your side! We require friendly and empathic individuals to lead our horses and support our riders during lessons at our Therapy Riding Centre

Key elements of these roles include;

Leading our trained horses carrying a rider during lessons; connecting with the horse and under the guidance of our coaches leading them while the rider is encouraged to give instructions, for example to stop, go, trot, or follow a specific path around the arena

Walking alongside the horse and rider and ensuring the safety and comfort of both.  Providing support and encouragement to the rider whilst engaging in a range of therapeutic activities promoting learning and independence, for example playing games that involve locating specific toys, stretching, counting

Working as part of a friendly team in a supportive therapy riding school environment

What you can expect from the role at STRC;

An amazing opportunity to be part of the STRC team

The chance to meet people and work with horses

An opportunity to use or expand your individual skills (experience of working with children/ adults with disabilities or horses useful but not essential as training will be provided) and be thanked and recognised for your valuable contribution

Other information;

This is a physical role that requires walking round an arena

Individuals are required for this role particularly on weekday mornings

All volunteers at STRC are subject to PVG Disclosure checks

If you are interested in this role please get in touch;

By telephone - 01383882700

By email - Volunteerenquiries@shiresmill.org

We can't wait to hear from you!

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