To ensure the safety and well-being of each client, up to three volunteers (one horse leader and two sidewalkers) are needed for each therapeutic riding participant. The number of volunteers needed for EAP/EEL sessions may vary.
Program Volunteers must:
* Be at least 16 years of age for therapeutic riding sessions
* Be at least 18 years of age for EAP/EEL sessions
* Be able to lift 50 lbs
* Be able to stand or walk outdoors for long periods of time
* Be able to jog for short distances
There will be MANDATORY BACKGROUND CHECKS for all volunteers providing direct client services.
Download a volunteer application and a release form for the background check.
Non-Paid Part-time Positions Available
The following positions may be supervisory, overseen by the Medicine Horse Center Volunteer Coordinator and/or the Executive Director. If you or someone you know would like to work with Medicine Horse on an ongoing basis, please contact us at (970) 533-7503.
Volunteer Coordinator - This person oversees volunteers at both our Durango and Mancos facilities and reports to the Executive Director.
Stable Care - This person could cover our current stable person on her days off and vacations in Mancos.
Trainer -Are you not good, but GREAT with horses? We are looking for someone to help us work our horses for their specific purpose (therapeutic riding, EAP/EEL) and to exercise the horses when they are not in use. Possibility to become a paid position.
Events Coordinator(s) - This can be for just one event or for all of our fundraiser events (3-5 a year).
Head Landscaper - We are looking for someone with a green thumb to help out at our headquarters in Mancos.
The Medicine Grow Project
We are currently looking for an individual or a group to head up The Medicine Grow Project. This project is in it's "seed" phase and would be perfect for people who love to garden, and are familiar with organic growing methods and composting.
We have the place, raised beds (one is for a kids garden and one is for seniors and is wheelchair-friendly), and the manure to start the composting. We just need the hands, some skills, a little creativity and a whole lotta love! Eventually, this garden will be maintained by children, adults, and seniors as an alternative to equine therapy or if their condition precludes them from actively working with the horses.
Please contact Lynne at the Medicine Horse Center for more details about this exciting project.
Other volunteer needs
- Horse handling
- Facility Repairs/Maintenance
- Stable management
- Administrative duties
- Writing newsletters and other publications
- Grant Writing
- Special Events
- Public Relations