Volunteer Horse Assistant

Riding for the Disabled

Doveton, VIC

Posted 10/12/2018

Riding Develops Abilities Victoria  (RDVA)

RDAV is a not-for-profit organisation that enables individuals with a range

of disabilities, ages and backgrounds to develop independence, a sense of

 freedom and to reach their equestrian goals through adapted riding

techniques and equipment.

 

RDAV is a grass roots, volunteer based organisation which has 37

centres, over a thousand riders and over 700 volunteers.

RDAV Doveton is one branch of this body.

The main aim of a local branch is to work in partnership with the local

special schools to provide their students with the physical and

psychological benefits that come from gentle horse riding. We operate in

 a controlled environment ideal for children that are otherwise

restricted to a wheelchair or who have limited mobility.

Our activities involve letting our riders sit on a horse which is slowly

 led round an indoor arena with appropriate help and support from our

specially trained volunteers.

The position involves this support function and supervised assisance with the care of the horses in school hours.

 

 

Time Required

School times only

Background Checks Required

Working with Children check wil be arranged if not already possessed

To view and apply for this volunteer opportunity on the web visit:

http://www.volunteermatcher.com.au/opportunity/238