Volunteering and leadership in training programs

Volunteering

We are always looking for volunteers to help throughout the year with chores, activities and backing up trails (if eligible). Volunteers perform a variety of activities throughout the farm including greeting visitors, assisting with various activities for the public, performing basic animal care tasks and helping people enjoy their time at the farm. Volunteers do not specialize in any one of these duties and therefore enjoy a variety of farm activities. Volunteers are not guaranteed any riding time.

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Volunteers are a valued part of our team, assisting with various activities in both the horse and adventure camps as well as special events and trail rides.  You must enjoy working with people, both children and adults, have good communication  and collaborative skills. An appreciation for nature and animals is a prerequisite.

Volunteer orientations are held seasonally so please visit our website or facebook page frequently to avoid missing out.

*Volunteers under the age of 14 must have a parent or guardian with them while volunteering*

 

Leadership in training program

The leadership in training program is great way for high schoolers (age 14 – 18) to get their volunteer hours and real life experiences.

With 9 weeks of our equestrian camp and 5 weeks of adventure and little kid camp we are looking for 5 “LIT’s” a week to come help with the camps, LIT’s will help the counselors with running games, crafts and activities.

LIT’s will go through a training program during our March break camp and a refresher Saturday in June that will teach them all about barn and camp life. LIT is a great introduction to leadership.

Our LIT training program will go over:

  • Leadership (what makes a good leader and how to become one)
  • Communication
  • Behaviour management
  • Program planning and delivery
  • Camp counselling

LIT’s are required to be available for 4/9 weeks (Mon – Fri) of the summer.

LIT’s are not required to have horse experience but it is a bonus for the equestrian camps.

An appreciation for nature and animals is a pre-requisite.

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