Equine and Animal Assisted Activities for Special Needs Students
Southern STARRS needs program volunteers to help students during classes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a volunteer registration form or download the form below.
SOUTHERN STARRS, INC. Volunteer Job Descriptions 1. Leader - Responsible for maintaining control of horse during riding sessions and following directions of riding instructor.Also assists in saddling and unsaddling assigned horses, and grooming. (Experience with horses a definite advantage.) 2. Side Walker - Assists assigned student to mount and dismount for riding session.Walks beside horse during sessions to monitor or help support student while he/she is mounted.Helps rider maintain balance.Instrumental in student's safe removal from horse if an emergency dismount is necessary.(Extremely responsible position - volunteer must be in reasonably good physical condition.) 3. Ring Assistant - Helps set up games and equipment before or during riding session.Assists Riding Instructor in conducting exercises or games for students during sessions.Helps to dismantle and put up equipment after session.
4. Special Events - The facility participates in special events either on-site or at the site of another organization-sponsored event.These events are either to allow our students to participate in another program's activities or for fundraising and community education.There is always a need for extra volunteers to help with these events.If volunteers have friends or family members that would like to participate in a single event, they do not have to be regular program volunteers and are welcome.
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE. SEE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.