Help People with Special Needs and Their Therapy Horses

Loving her therapy horse
Dates Volunteer is Needed: 
Ongoing for lesson or horse care schedules
Number of Volunteers Needed: 
Description of the Volunteer Opportunity: 

Volunteers are needed in two main areas: 1. Lesson Assistance - Sidewalk or be a horse leader to support the riders during their therapeutic riding lessons to promote independence and safety while learning horsemanship. Lessons are Monday through Saturday, and volunteers are encouraged to pick a day/time that works best for their weekly schedule. 2. Horse Care - help feed, care for, and love on our therapy horse herd. Volunteers can choose which day/time works best for them. No horse experience is necessary, we will give you all the training and tools you need to be a successful volunteer.

Areas of Interest: 
Children and Youth
Great for: 
Who Will Be Impacted Through This Project: 

Each rider with a special need, the therapy horses, and your fellow volunteers and staff at NMCTR. This is a great opportunity to not only make a difference, but to meet some amazing people along the way.

Is This an Ongoing Opportunity?: 
Is This a Group Opportunity?: 
Minimum Age of Volunteers: 
Nonprofit Will Provide: 

All training and support needed for the volunteer to feel comfortable and successful. No experience is necessary. In addition to the orientation, NMCTR hosts monthly trainings to add to your knowledge-base as well as social opportunities with riders, horses, and fellow volunteers.

Additional Requirements: 

Must be at least 14 years old and plan to wear closed-toed shoes when at the barn. Be prepared to have your life forever changed.

Last Updated: Jun 3 2020
Address of Project Site
100 S. Polo Drive
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Contact Info
(505) 471-2000


The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico provides these volunteer opportunities as a service to our community and does not assume any responsibility for the validity of such postings. To ensure accurate and up-to-date information, please contact the organization who posted the opportunity.

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