BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Volunteers are vital to the success of our programs
HORSE-INTERACTION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES SENIOR VOLUNTEER: A senior volunteer helps train new volunteers at orientation and during the session, helps coordinate volunteers for special events, and meets with the instructors each quarter to evaluate the program from the volunteer’s point of view. Requirements include at least 20 volunteer hours at Special Spirit, good working knowledge of tacking, grooming, and how to help with the riders. SCHOOLING VOLUNTEER: Our horses need periodic “tune ups” to keep them interested and responsive in their work in the therapeutic setting. Experienced riders capable of performing elementary equitation (leg yields, turn on the forehand, etc.), getting the horse in a round frame, and bending through turns, in addition to smooth gait transitions, are eligible to apply for the riding privilege ASSORTED SERVICE PROJECTS: Tack cleaning and repair, carpentry (finishing our classrooms, building shelves, jumps and ramps, etc.), painting, electrical or plumbing services, poster design, videotaping and photography are just some of the opportunities currently available. Clean-up and workdays are help periodically, generally prior to a special event, to give the ranch a major “sprucing up”.
PROGRAM GROWTH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES If you have a special interest or ability in any of the following, please let us know. FUNDRAISING GRANT WRITING PUBLIC RELATIONS/MARKETING RIDER AND VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR OFFICE HELP