Volunteer - Horse Leader/Sidewalker

Volunteer Ireland

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Update day: 23-02-2024

Location: Enniskerry Wicklow

Category: Other

Industry: Civic Social Organizations

Job type: Volunteer

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TaskVolunteers will be leading the horses with a lead rope around an arena while the therapeutic riding coaches deliver the sessions.They will also be required to sidewalk beside the mounted child or adult so as to ensure safety. They may be asked to assist in the set-up of games and to sometimes participate. And as they become more familiar with the ponies, they may be asked to help tack up and do some simple horse care.The volunteers will never be left alone with the service users and will never be expected to coach.Our sessions only run during term time so volunteers will be off for mid-terms and school holidays.About UsHappy Hooves Therapeutic Riding provides tailor-made sessions for children with additional needs. Happy Hooves aims to make each session a fun experience for the rider. The focus is always the rider and their specific needs.ActivitySports/out door activities/CoachingWhereEnniskerryWhat’s RequiredExperience with horses is not necessary but is very helpful. However, it’s not suitable for someone who is nervous around horses. Training will be provided. Volunteers will be helping in a yard environment, mainly outdoors - so will need to be dressed for the weather and have suitable footwear. Volunteers should be enthusiastic about wanting to help people with additional needs.Age RestrictionsOver 16Screening Details for this RoleGarda Vetting;Informal Interviews;Application Form;Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
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Deadline: 08-04-2024

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