Volunteering at The REATH Center is so much more than just donating your time & service--it requires a willingness to be an active part of a larger community--- a team that is vital to our continued success.  Whatever you experience, talents and energy, your willingness to give yourself and your time is what is needed to support The REATH Center and the people we serve.  Volunteers are the backbone of our program.  Without you our riders simply could NOT ride!!

The REATH Center needs:

***people who are willing to assist the Board of Directors in planning and carrying out their fund-raisers.

*** people with horse backgrounds to act as our "horse handlers" to tack up the horses before classes and lead the horses during our riding lessons.  This volunteer position requires a weekly commitment.

***volunteers to act as "side walkers" to walk along side the riders during lessons, to give them physical and moral support.  This volunteer position requires a weekly commitment. 

***on-call volunteers who may be unable to make a weekly, but will be available as a replacement on an on-call basis and/or willing to help with fund-raisers and bulk mailings.

*** volunteers to work in the office.  You would help with filling, copying, mail-outs, and schedules.

The REATH Center can use your help and experience with grounds and maintenance, barn cleaning, upcoming events, journalism, phtography, and many other ways. If you have any special talents you would like to share with us, we would love to hear from you.

*Volunteering Guidelines:

The minimum age for volunteers to work with riders is 14 yrs. (younger volunteers can be lots of help in the barn)
Volunteering involves moderate physical activity. You will be on your feet around 2 hours each time you volunteer. Make sure you are comfortable with the physical role you have selected
Volunteers do not need to have previous horse experience, but a level of comfort with horses is helpful
Volunteers must be available a minimum of 2 hours per week (same day and time each week)
ALL volunteers are required to attend a general 3 hour Volunteer Training Session
ALL Horse Leaders must attend a 2 hour Horse Handling Clinic (This ensures that all volunteers handle our horses in the same way. It also helps horse leaders increase their skills so they can be effective and safe in classes.)
New volunteers receive their volunteer schedule after they have completed a Volunteer Training Session.
Volunteer are scheduled on interest, experience, and availability
The REATH Center reserves the right to make the final determination as to the appropriateness of volunteers for our organization
The REATH Center does enforce a dress code to ensure the ability of volunteers to perform in their roles as well as to set examples for The REATH Center riders

To discuss your interest, schedule a site-visit, request a Volunteer Application or receive more information on Volunteer Opportunities, contact us at 270-465-3860 or email info@thereathcenter.com


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