Get much more than you give. Volunteers are the life blood of Special Strides. Without our very special volunteers we would not be able to operate. Volunteers usually come to the farm once weekly for 2-3 hour time slots. Volunteer workshops are held throughout the year to provide initial and ongoing training for all of our volunteers-new or experienced. It is a perfect opportunity to fulfill community service requirements for schools, religious affiliations or colleges. It is also a wonderful opportunity for individuals looking to pursue careers in occupational/physical/speech therapy, education, psychology, equine industry and medicine. Our volunteers should be comfortable interacting with children, animals and nature.
Our volunteers play many roles at Special Strides, including taking care of our horses, insuring the safety of our students, and providing assistance in our office. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Horse handlers must have prior experience with horse management.