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Information on Selected Volunteer Opportunity

Side Walker 
Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association


Purpose of the position:
To assist in the therapeutic horse riding sessions in the Fall session from Monday-Wednesday starting September 13 to December 15, 2021

Responsibilities and Activities:
Giving support to the riders by walking alongside the horse. Assisting in getting the equipment/tack ready.

Date/ Time of the activity:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, mornings and afternoon sessions. Volunteer would hopefully commit to one session per week.

Site location:
Twin Oaks Farm. 13671 No. 3 Road, Richmond

Working conditions:
Lots of walking and being able to physically reach up to support a rider if necessary.

Benefits to the volunteer:
Helping special needs and working with animals.

Skills, experience, abilities required:
Training will be provided, so no experience necessary

Personal traits, qualities desired:
Reliable, respectful

Languages: English

Screening required for this position:
All volunteers will be required to go through the Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association application and screening process. Criminal Record Check will be required

Training required for this postion:
Orientation will be provided

Minimum time commitment expected:
One morning or afternoon

Other expectations of volunteer: To assist in other areas as directed by the coordinator. E.g. Setting up of Arena


Minimum age: 16


Dates: 09/13/2021 - 12/15/2021

Frequency: up to 3 months

Monday: Mornings (6am to 12pm), Monday: Afternoons (12pm to 5pm), Tuesday: Mornings (6am to 12pm), Tuesday: Afternoons (12pm to 5pm), Wednesday: Mornings (6am to 12pm), Wednesday: Afternoons (12pm to 5pm), Seasonal: Fall
13671 No. 3 Road
Richmond BC, V7A1X7

Contact Info
Rachel Kirkpatrick
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (604) 241-7837