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Horseshoes of Hope needs volunteers!

June 12, 2012 by Tim

Horseshoes of Hope Equine Academy needs your help with their growing programs!  Volunteers will play a vital role as side-walkers and horse-leaders for a range of horse-related therapeutic activities.  Since Horseshoes of Hope offers recreational riding to the children with disabilities and chronic illnesses who attend camp at Bradford Woods, there is an immediate need for volunteers to help with both the morning and afternoon sessions of the summer camp season, running now through the first week of August.

Prior experience with horses is not required to volunteer.  You just need a desire to meet and support a wonderful group of children and adults who are participating in various horse-related activities.

Additionally, Horseshoes of Hope  enhances the lives of children and adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses year-round through equine assisted activities such as Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy and Equine Facilitated Learning.  These activities provide more focused attention on the needs of the riders.  Volunteers are very involved with the lesson plans that direct the activities in each lesson.

Horseshoes of Hope currently has a waiting list of families who cannot participate because of a shortage of volunteers! They need your help and in return you will share in a tremendous, often life-changing experience.

Volunteers must be at least 17 years old, attend a 2 hour training session, and be able to commit to a specific time slot for the duration of a session. To sign up, call 765-349-7397 or e-mail jlambert@horseshoesofhope.org. To learn more about Horseshoes of Hope, visit www.horseshoesofhope.org.


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