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Volunteer Information
Volunteers are the heart of the Reins of Hope organization. In the spring, we offer two consecutive one hour sessions for six weeks. Each session consists of 6 participants. This means that we need a minimum of 16 volunteers to work with the participants for each spring session. In the fall, we offer a single one hour session with 8 participants. Meaning a minimum of 24 volunteers are needed. For each individual participant, we need 3 volunteers. This consists of one handler (lead the horse) and two side-walkers to provide support and security for the participant. Additional volunteers also assist with the planned activities (example: playing catch, retrieving equipment), equipment clean up, marketing, and fund raising details.

As a volunteer, you may help during sessions by lead/working with horses at your comfort level, encouraging the riders, helping to ensure rider safety, demonstrate exercises, playing games, listening and helping the rider listen and follow directions, help riders work on social & motor skills, sing songs, help shovel the smelly stuff, clerical work, and more. 

We also need assistance with items such as marketing, communication with participants and volunteers, fundraising, publicity, and more!
How to Volunteer:

We encourage you to fill out our volunteer forms online via the link below. Alternatively, you may fill them out in person when you come join us for your first volunteer session. We do request that any minors interested in volunteering have an adult parent or guardian present to sign the forms at your first session. Please let us know about your comfort level/experience with horses. Upon volunteering, you will be paired with an experienced volunteer to learn the basics and safety standards when you join us at your first session. 

For each session you volunteer, please sign in at the table. Please wear closed toe shoes, pants, and t-shirts.
Volunteer Interest Form and Medical Release Information
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