New opportunity for volunteers:
These will be really fun days for our volunteers and participants! JULY 29-31: Day Camps! We will be having some really fun day camps for our participants, and we need volunteers to help with things like nature walks, baby farm animal experiences, water games, and of course, riding lessons! 1/2 day or full day camps are available for you to help with!
If you would like to volunteer, or know someone who would make a great volunteer, please contact us, or pass this information on to them! call (605)251-1685 for more info!
Volunteer Refresher Training scheduled for August 12th, at the barn, pick one time: Noon or 5:30.
In order to promote a safe and rewarding experience for our riders and volunteers, long-term volunteers will be required to attend a Refresher course annually in order to keep an active volunteer status. At that time we will also ask you to update your personal and contact information as well as undergo an annual criminal background check. These sessions will be held during the months of Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, and Dec. We will give 6 to 8 weeks notice before your refresher course needs to be attended.
Please join us if you are interested in volunteering at Horsepower. It’s a great, rewarding experience, that really makes a difference in the lives of our participants, and in the lives of our volunteers!
Volunteer Hours Available: During the school year, our program hours (and thus, volunteer hours) are daytime: 9/10:00am until about 5/5:30pm. During the summer we run evening lessons as well, and go until about 8:30pm. Printable Flyer: horsepower volunteer flyer Please print and fill out these 3 Volunteer Forms and bring them with you to the barn: Volunteer Info Form, Volunteer Emergency Medical Tx Form, Volunteer Liability & Photo Release. Call 251-1685 for more info.
Smiles are free! Come experience the love of people and horses “HorsePower style”! This is the job that pays you so much more than money. HorsePower pays our volunteers with smiles, and knowing that what you are doing is changing lives of people you can touch, laugh with, and mentor. We need people of all walks in life. Seniors, retirees, students, family, medical professionals, equine experts; the only requirement is that you be 14 and over and have a willing heart to share. We have periodic volunteer training sessions so you will be confident in what your role is. Most needed are horse leaders and “side-walkers” – people who walk alongside the horse and keep riders seated. But many other opportunities to help abound. Some examples of other needs are grounds keeping, mowing, painting, planting and nurturing flowers, grooming and helping with horses, cleaning up after horses (it can be very therapuetic for you too!), helping with special events like dances and benefit auctions, the list is endless. Bring your skill to us and we can use it to help others. If you think this is for you, please contact our staff today – contact information is on our “contact us” page if you would like to phone, or just email today: Rachel.Schafer@HorsePowerSF.com.