Adaptive Riding Institute is staffed almost entirely by volunteers. Our volunteers are some of the finest, most dedicated people in this part of the country and we welcome your interest in joining their ranks.
An excerpt from our 2011-2012 Annual Report...
25%... of our clients needed financial assistance
36%... client number increase from last year
8.4%... of children in Marion County ages 5 - 15 have a disability
4,176… children who could benefit from our unique therapy
311... families impacted
1,709… individual sessions
91%... of clients were children
For other interesting facts check out our Annual Report.
If you take pleasure in hiking, making new friends, enjoy changing lives of people with disabilities, like working with animals, or if you are a horse addict, YOU are needed.
No talent too small. Enthusiasm, and being at least 14 years old, are the only pre-requisites. Contact Adaptive Riding Institute regarding becoming a volunteer. If you are interested you can complete our Volunteer Application to get started.
Volunteers perform many vital activities at Adaptive Riding Institute. Below is just a small list of the types of jobs available:
- Office Helper (phone calls etc.)
- Direct Client Assistant
- Special Events
- Horse Handling
- Communication (Newsletter, Etc.)
This list is by no means complete but will give you an idea of our most common needs. If you have a talent or special interest not listed above that you would like to share please let us know. There are many ways to get involved with Adaptive Riding Institute. We hope you'll join us.
All volunteers are encouraged to complete first aid training and C.P.R.