Volunteer

HorseFriends invites you to partner with us and help change lives!

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HorseFriends now has two Zoom virtual training videos available through our YouTube Channel. Just follow the links!

5/21/2020 – “How to Communicate with our Non-verbal and Special Needs Friends” is led by PATH Certified Instructor, Laura Michael.

4/25/2020  HorseFriends held a Virtual Volunteer Training via Zoom! We recorded the meeting (minus a few minutes at the beginning – oops!) and you can watch it all on our YouTube Channel. Just follow this link! Meet our staff, including our new PATH Certified Instructor – Laura Michael, and learn the basics of sidewalking and being a horse leader in our program. An onsite training will take place at Still Water Farm, once it is safe to resume our classes. Email Volunteer Director, Sue Parker, if you would like to volunteer with our program SueParker@HorseFriendsNC.org

Volunteers are truly the heart and strength of HorseFriends, as HorseFriends Volunteers are vital to the success of each individual participating in this program!  

Volunteers are V.I.P.s We refer to them as VIPs because that is just what they are! (Volunteers Impacting Participants.)  Through HorseFriends, you will have the opportunity to enhance the life of an individual who has a special need.

Criteria

We welcome any sidewalkers 13 years and older and horse leaders 15 years and older who are interested in working directly with the horses and our participants. Whether you are old or young, a professional horse person, or have little or no experience with horses, we would love to have you as a part of our ministry.

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Training

We hold regular training sessions for eligible volunteers. These sessions are designed to teach you how to help with our horses and participants. Our training focuses on safety for riders and horses as well as teaching volunteers how to be a horse leader, sidewalker, and/or a groomer.  For Volunteer Training, everyone should wear closed toed shoes that they don’t mind getting dirty.


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We love our volunteers and participants!

Please consider joining us and let us know how you are interested in volunteering.

Keep checking back to this website for up to date announcements about our next training date or call 336-420-4588 for more information.

If you would like to attend the training, please complete the form below and bring with you a Volunteer Form and Health History, Volunteer Release of Liability, Background Check and Consent Form