Volunteers – We Can’t Do It Without You!
We still have a need for volunteers in some of our spring classes. Please see the list further down this page for days & times.
Welcome 2018 Volunteers!
If you are sick or cannot make your class on short notice, please call the office (519-653-4686), or barn (after business hours 519-653-8736).
If you know you will be away well in advance, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). *NOTE: emails are not monitored on weekends (from 4pm Friday to 10am Monday) so please call instead.
The minimum age for volunteering at Pride Stables (in both our regular programs and Camp Pride) is 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.
Volunteers are asked to commit at least 90 minutes a week (one class with tack time) for the full session during Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer.
During summer camp, volunteers (15yrs or older) are required to commit to 3.5 hours a day for one entire week minimum.
Forms Required for Training and Volunteering with us:
**Important! If you are under the age of 18, a parent/guardian is required to sign your forms before training as instruction is hands-on with the horses. Thank you!**
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.
Summer 2018 Training Dates:
Tuesday June 12 6-8pm
Thursday June 14 6-8pm
Monday June 18 6-8pm
Wednesday June 20 6-8pm
Saturday June 23 12-2pm or 6-8pm
Thursday June 28 12-2pm or 6-8pm
Remember, you only need to attend one date and time, and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To register, please email your name and phone number to email@example.com or call the office at 519-653-4686.
YOU WILL MEET IN THE BARN TO BEGIN YOUR TRAINING.
SEE YOU THERE!
Spring Session 2018
Our spring session began in mid March and runs for 8-10 weeks.
Spring classes run on Mondays through Fridays during the daytime and evenings, and on Saturdays.
Spring 2018 classes still needing volunteers:
All of the classes below still have room for volunteers.
Daytime: 8 weeks / 1 hour classes
Thursdays (last class May 17): 1:30pm
Fridays (last class May 18) 9:30am; (no class May 18; last class May 25) 12:30pm
Evenings: 10 weeks / 45min classes
Mondays (last class may 28): 6pm, 7pm
Thursdays (last class May 24): 6pm
Fridays (no class June 1; last class June 8): 6pm lots needed
Saturdays: 10 weeks / 45min classes
Saturdays (last class June 2): 10:45am, 12:30, 1:45
Summer Session 2018
Orientation for our summer season & Camp Pride takes place in June 2018. See above for dates.
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 (8:30-12pm Mon-Fri).
See our Camp Pride page for dates.
In addition to Camp Pride, we run our regular riding program in the summer as well.
This consists of two blocks of 4 weeks each (July; August).
Classes run Tuesday and Thursday evenings only.
Fall Session 2018
Orientation sessions take place in September. Stay tuned 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
Our 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.
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!
519-653-4686 (9:30 – 4:30, Monday through Friday)
519-653-8736 (Evenings and Weekends)