Volunteers

Volunteers – We Can’t Do It Without You!

We are now recruiting volunteers for the fall session. See below for details and September orientation dates.

Welcome Volunteers! 

If you are sick or cannot make your class on short notice, please call as soon as you can to let us know. Office (with voicemail) 519-653-4686 / Barn (after business hours) 519-653-8736.

If you know you will be away well in advance, please email us (volunteering@pridestables.com). *NOTE: emails are not monitored on weekends (from 4pm Friday to 10am Monday) so please call instead and leave a voicemail for your instructor.

All Pride Stables volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.

No horse experience is required however volunteers must have an element of endurance to be able to run short distances at the end of a class alongside a horse or pony that is trotting.

Check out these links for more detailed information on our volunteer positions:
Leader Position  Side Walker Position Volunteer Manual PDF

Important!
Volunteers are asked to commit at least 90 minutes a week (one class with tack time) for the full duration of the session (8-10 weeks in spring & fall; 4 weeks in summer; 6 weeks in winter).

During summer camp, volunteers are required to commit to 3.5 hours each morning for one entire week (Mon-Fri) minimum.

 

Volunteer Training

Two forms are required for training and volunteering with us: info and liability.
Click the links below to download the forms.
**Important! If you are under the age of 18, a parent/guardian must sign your forms before training as instruction is hands-on with the horses. **

Volunteer Information Form

Insurance Form – under 18 years of age OR  Insurance Form – 18yrs or older

Upcoming Training Dates

You only need to attend one training date and time, and PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
We will need your phone number to complete your registration.

Fall 2018 Training Dates
Mon. September 10th: 6-8pm
Wed. September 19th: 12-2pm
Thurs. September 20th: 12-2pm (may not run – pending registration numbers)

Remember, you only need to attend one date and time, and PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To register, please send an email including your name & phone number and confirming you meet/exceed the minimum age threshold to volunteering@pridestables.com or call the office at 519-653-4686.

YOU WILL MEET IN THE BARN TO BEGIN YOUR TRAINING.
SEE YOU THERE!

 

Classes:

Summer Session 2018

Morning volunteering: Camp Pride
Each summer we are in need of many volunteers to ensure Camp Pride is a success.
There are 8 separate weeks of camp in the summer.
Volunteers are asked to commit to one full week at a minimum.
Volunteering hours are 8:30am-12pm Mon-Fri. (Please arrive for 8:30am – classes start at 9am)
Week 1: July 2-6 | Week 2: July 9-13 | Week 3: July 16-20 | Week 4: July 23-27 | Week 5: July 30 – Aug 3 | Week 6: Aug 7-10 (four days) | Week 7: Aug 13-17 | Week 8: Aug 20-24

Evening volunteering: Summer Classes
In addition to Camp Pride, we run our regular riding program in the summer which consists of 2 blocks of 4 weeks each. Volunteers are asked to commit to their selected class(es) for a full session of 4 weeks.
Session 1: Four Weeks in July (July 3 to July 26)
Session 2: Four Weeks in August (August 7 to 30)

Fall Session 2018

Orientation training takes place in September. See above for dates.
The fall session begins in mid/late September and runs for 8-10 weeks.
Fall classes run on Mondays through Fridays during the daytime and evenings, and on Saturdays.

Winter Session 2019

Orientation training takes place in early January. Stay tuned for dates.
The winter session begins in mid January and runs for 6 weeks.
Winter classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the daytime and evenings, and on Saturdays.

Spring Session 2019

Orientation training takes place in late February/early March. Stay tuned for dates.
The spring session begins in mid March and runs for 8-10 weeks.
Spring classes run on Mondays through Fridays during the daytime and evenings, and on Saturdays.


If a different volunteer was used for every class in one session, Pride Stables would need nearly 600 different people! Fortunately MANY of our volunteers spend many hours, and often more than one day a week helping our special riders maneuver around the arena.

There are a couple of different volunteer opportunities available at Pride. For ease of scheduling and interest, your instructor will help you determine which position will enhance your volunteer experience!

A Leader is the most common volunteer position as we need one leader for each horse and rider. Click on the menu for a detailed job description of the Leader.

A Side Walker is also needed for many of our children with a physical special need. Click on the menu for a detailed job description of the Side Walker.

Volunteers are always needed, especially DAYTIME volunteers. If you can help or know someone who can help, please reach out!

Email
volunteering@pridestables.com

Office Phone
519-653-4686 (9:30 – 4:30, Monday through Friday)

Barn Phone
519-653-8736 (Evenings and Weekends)