Volunteer Opportunities

Multiple on-site New Volunteer Trainings and Horse Handling Clinics are held throughout the year for those interested in lesson volunteering. New Volunteering Training What is covered at New Volunteer

Training? • Mission and History of RCTRC • Volunteer Opportunities • Volunteer policies and procedures • Horse Safety & Orientation of Tack Room/Facilities • Arena/Roundpen Etiquette • Mounting and Dismounting Procedures • Rider support tactics • and much much more.... At the end of the New Volunteer Training, you will discuss your availability for volunteering with the Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Hacker @ sehridingaries@aol.com

New Volunteer Orientation



What is covered at New VolunteerTraining?

  • Mission and History of RCTRC

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer policies and procedures

  • Horse Safety & Orientation of Tack Room/Facilities

  • Arena/Round-pen Etiquette

  • Mounting and Dismounting Procedures

  • Rider support tactics

  • and much much more....

 

At the end of the New Volunteer Training, you will discuss your availability for volunteering with the Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Hacker @ sehridingaries@aol.com

 

Annual Training

 

This is for all of our returning volunteers. As we are striving to provide the best and the safest programs, all of our volunteers past and present need to go through an annual update. As we know horses changes, riders change, and expectations sometimes change. ​

 

Policies
 

Because of the nature of the service provided, RCTRC reserves the right to make the final determination as to the appropriateness of volunteers for our organization.

 

Due to insurance requirements, the nature of the service provided by RCTRC and the population served, it is RCTRC policy that potential volunteers will not be accepted into the program that have been charged with a crime within the last 5 years.

Become a Volunteer



Volunteer Requirements Due to insurance regulations and our pursuit of PATH center accreditation standards, all volunteers must be at least 14 years old. No exceptions to this policy are possible. But we do have opportunities for Junior Volunteers because we don't want to leave anyone out!

  • Volunteers must be available a minimum of 2 hours per week and we ask for the length of an 6 week session.

  • New volunteers will receive their assignment and schedule following attendance at the Volunteer Orientation and Training.

  • Volunteer assignments and schedules are based on interest, experience and availability.

  • Volunteer Application and Release forms must be completed and returned to RCTRC prior to beginning service.

  • Volunteers must attend the trainings provided by RCTRC for the role they select.

  • Volunteering may involve moderate physical activity and working outside in varying weather conditions. Please be sure you are comfortable with the conditions of the role you select.

  • Volunteers must be able to work independently with minimal staff supervision.

  • Volunteers must have a positive attitude and be able to adapt to change and be flexible.

  • Volunteers must possess the ability to follow directions and take instruction.

 

Volunteers will be able to side walk in classes after attending a New Volunteer Training. Not yet a volunteer but want to be? Attend one of our upcoming trainings. We offer trainings the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-12.  Please check our calendar for details. Subject to change.

 

Ongoing Training



Each month RCTRC provides a mandatory initial Volunteer Orientation and Training session for all new volunteers.  Attendance is required prior to volunteering. At this orientation session, volunteers will be introduced to RCTRC, the riders we serve, our horses, and our policies and procedures. Wear closed-toe shoes, as we will go on a tour of the facility. New volunteers will then learn how our horses are prepared for their lessons and will receive hands-on training. Practice for sidewalking will be provided so that new volunteers will be ready to begin assisting in lessons.

 

If you are unable to attend our formal volunteer training - we offer you the opportunity to join us after a session has already begun.   We hope this information will be of continued benefit to you now and in the future. For those wanting more information about horses, disabilities, or therapeutic riding we encourage you to use our "library" in the riding center tack room and ask questions.

 

Every joy in our operation is integral to overall success. Your involvement is important in maintaining our commitment to excellence. Thank you so much for your interest and commitment!

 

 

 

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