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Horseshoes of Hope volunteers participate in a variety programs and provide support for the everyday needs of the organization. The following opportunities exist for individuals and groups interested in providing support for Horseshoes of Hope:
Programming Volunteers

Horse Leaders
     Horse Leaders are responsible for leading and handling the horse during the
     therapeutic riding or hippotherapy lesson, and should be knowledgeable of their
     role in a typical lesson format and in various emergency situations. The leader
     is also responsible for grooming and tacking their respective horse prior to daily
     lessons.

Sidewalkers
     Sidewalkers are responsible for assisting the rider physically, cognitively, and
     emotionally as necessary throughout the duration of the therapeutic riding
     lesson. They are encouraged to interact with the participant to reinforce the
     instructions of the instructor, while respecting the instructor’s need
     to communicate efficiently with the rider.

Stable Managers 
     Stable Managers are specially designated volunteers who have extensive  
     experience working as a horse leader and sidewalker, and who often have
     extensive horse experience. Stable Managers are responsible for ensuring that
     horses are groomed, tacked properly, and in the arena on time for the 
     scheduled lesson, as well as maintaining order and cleanliness in the barn
     during schedule lesson times. 

Group Program Assistants
     Group Program Assistants provide support for the Horseshoes of Hope                    staff when facilitating a variety of Equine Assisted Activity programs for large            groups. They are responsible for interacting with program participants to help
     them achieve the goals designated by the program, as well as provide
     assistance related to basic program design, set up, and clean up.

Facility Volunteers

Landscaping Design/Upkeep
     Landscaping Volunteers provide Horseshoes of Hope with assistance in                  maintaining and designing the gardens surrounding the barn and arena                    area.Special projects may be provided to groups or individuals at the 
     discretion of the staff and may include pulling weeds, planting flowers, or  
     watering plots.

Pasture Maintenance
     Pasture Maintenance Volunteers assist in maintaining the current pastures              by removing excess brush, building/moving fences, and cleaning stock tanks 
     when necessary. 

Barn Upgrades/Repairs
     Barn Maintenance Volunteers assist in maintaining the barn and      
     areas throughout the year. Special project may be provided to groups or
     individuals at the discretion of the staff and may include routine repairs,small     
     and large scale construction projects, and general upkeep. 
Volunteer Requirements
A Therapeutic Riding or Hippotherapy lesson volunteer must...
  - Be 18 years of age
  - Submit an annual volunteer profile and liability waiver form
  - Attend a volunteer training session
  - Make a 10 week commitment to a specific shift/s for the 
    duration of the session.
  - Be physically/emotionally fit to meet the demands of the 
    program 

Facility and Administrative volunteers must...
  - Be 14 years of age and be accompanied by an adult
  - Submit an annual volunteer profile and liability waiver form

Ready to Get Started!?
Here's where to start...
   (1) Download and complete the Volunteer Application 
   (2) Choose a volunteer training session---and e-mail us to sign up!
   (3) Download a copy of the Volunteer Training Manual
   (4) Attend your scheduled volunteer training session
Horseshoes of Hope Equine Academy
12956 N. Slideoff Road
Camby, Indiana 46113
317-442-9400

Download the Volunteer Application Here:
Download the Volunteer Training Manual Here:​

       Volunteer Training Manual - 2015

Upcoming Volunteer Training Sessions


Side-walker and Horse Leader Training 


Call 317-474-9400
for training opportunities!​


Administrative


Marketing Volunteers provide assistance to the Horseshoes of Hope staff in developing marketing materials, revising the website, and updating all printed marketing materials. These volunteers help to shape the image of Horseshoes of Hope in the Indiana communities we serve.


Public Relations Volunteers assist Horseshoes of Hope to develop a relationship with the communities we serve. Specifically, they help by distributing marketing materials to local organizations, communicating with local businesses about current or potential partnerships, and provide support for all fundraising and riding events.


Fundraising Volunteers assist Horseshoes of Hope in planning and executing fundraising campaigns and events throughout the year to support rider scholarships, horse care, and facility upkeep. They assist in managing event committees and providing information to potential donors about the opportunities Horseshoes of Hope has available.


Event Planning Volunteers provide assistance in the planning and execution of special events hosted by Horseshoes of Hope. Responsibilities range from providing support during an actual event to developing concepts for future events and fundraisers.

Summer 2017 
Therapeutic Riding Volunteers!
We are in need of volunteers to help with our Winter Therapeutic Riding Session, which will begin during the week of June 13th, 2017. We are asking for a commitment of time for each week of the 10 Week Session. Our riders come to the barn on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00pm till 8:30pm and Saturday morning from 9:00am till 12:30pm. If you can help during any of those riding times please let us know.


Marketing Design/Development
Public Relations
Fundraising
Event Planning