Volunteer with UpReach!

Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age in order to participate as a leader or side walker in therapeutic riding and therapeutic driving lessons, as well as hippotherapy sessions. Volunteers are asked to walk and occasionally jog for 45-60 minutes (please let us know if you prefer to be in a walk-only lesson and we will do our best to accommodate). Your human and horse friends depend on you, and UpReach requires a minimum 1 hour per week (per six to eight-week term) commitment. 

Volunteer Training:

All those wishing to volunteer as a horse leader and/or side walker must complete a general volunteer training. This three-hour training consists of a classroom style presentation and discussion, as well as a hands-on learning and practice mock lesson in the barn. Please remember to wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes and comfortable clothing. You are welcome and encouraged to bring a bottle of water and snack! For more information on what to expect, please reference the volunteer information page

  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 1-4 pm
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 6-9 pm
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018, 1-4 pm
  • Saturday, December, 15, 2018, 1-4 pm

Taking the Lead:

All those wishing to handle a horse in any capacity as a leader in lessons/sessions, barn help, hill walking, exercise riding, etc. must complete a "Taking the Lead" training. This one and a half-hour training consists of watching a short video and discussion, as well as hands-on practice in the barn. Please remember to wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes and comfortable clothing. You are welcome and encouraged to bring a bottle of water and snack! For more information on what to expect, please reference the volunteer information page.

  • Wednesday, September 5, 6-7:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:30-12:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:30-12:00 pm

G.A.S. Goal Training:

Let's learn about G.A.S. Goals! G.A.S. is short for Goal Attainment Scaling and it's the way UpReach measures the effectiveness of therapeutic riding and therapeutic driving lessons. Attend this 90-minute presentation to hear more about the process, 2016 - 2017 results, and how to be a more effective rater! Light refreshments to be served.

  • TBD

Please complete the volunteer training signup below for any/all of the upcoming volunteer training sessions. Thank you!

Name *
Name
Age *
Phone *
Phone
UpReach volunteer training is required for all wishing to act as a leader/side walker in therapeutic riding/driving lessons & Hippotherapy sessions.
Taking the Lead is required for all wishing to handle a horse in lessons or with barn help and turnout.
Learn about the importance of G.A.S. Goals, 2016-2017 results, and how to be a more effective rater!
Horse experience *
Do you have any prior horse experience?
Please indicate what times of day/days of the week you are available to volunteer.