Volunteering with Stable Hands
Stable Hands Volunteers give their hearts and hands to help build dreams and change lives. Volunteers are the backbone of Stable Hands and are essential for the safe, effective operation of our therapeutic horsemanship program for children, adults and Veterans.
Some of the roles of a volunteer include:
Tacking up horses
Warming up horses
Side walking with riders who need special assistance
Horse leading for riders who need special assistance
We offer four levels of volunteer training
Level I – Sidewalker – duties include assisting riders before, during and after lessons; arena set up and take down; keep tack trailer clean and organized; clean tack
Level II – Introductory Horse Leader – duties include grooming, tacking, leading of certain horses
Level III – Horse Leader with Exceptions – duties include warm up of horses, grooming & tacking, horse leading during lessons & care of horse after lessons.
Level IV – Advanced Horse Leader – All of the above involving any horse, any rider, anytime.
And, we welcome volunteers to support us in our administrative office as well as those who wish to help with fundraising and special events.
Who Can Volunteer?
We ask that you be able to walk outdoors on varied terrain/ground for 60 minutes at a time, willing to commit two to four hours per week for an eight week session, be comfortable working around horses and enjoy working with people.
If you would like to volunteer and the physical demands might be too much, we can always use volunteers cleaning tack, helping with fund raising and in the office. Stable Hands welcomes volunteers of 14 years of age or older.
Mail and return all forms to:
PO Box 1852
Yreka, CA 96097
or stop by our office location Tuesday or Thursdays between 9am and 1pm
1011 Fourth Street, Suite 3
E-Mail forms to: email@example.com