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Volunteering...

Special Equestrians of Georgia is always on the look out for volunteers who want to gift us with their time and talent. Volunteers are an important part of our team and help us in many ways. YOU make a difference! Whether you're looking for a long or short commitment, we promise you will always have a rewarding and memorable experience. We truly appreciate our volunteers!! Below is some basic information regarding our volunteer program and application process. 

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  • We require all of our volunteers to be a minimum of 14 years old. 

  • Complete our Volunteer Packet (pdf file button above) and bring with you on the first day. 

  • Depending on what position you volunteer for, you will need to be physically able to walk for 30 mins with our clients and teachers or to work in the barn. 

  • Clothing - according to the weather, of course, gloves, hat, pants and shirt - you don't mind getting dirty, closed toe shoes or boots (NO flip flops or sandals - we have sweet horses but they are big and may step on your feet accidentally ), NO jewelry. A change of clothes is suggested but not required.

 

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Side Walkers - works with each client and teacher by walking beside the horse during a class session ( 30 mins). Requires the ability to walk 30 minutes without fatiguing, be able to jog for very short distances, be able to support a child or young adult to maintain balance and independence.

  • Leaders - responsible for maintaining control of the horse during a class session. They secure the horse while client is mounting a dismounting. They lead the horse as per the teachers instructions. Horse experience is required or served as a volunteer for 8 weeks as a side walker.

  • Barn Aides - Responsible for grooming and tacking horses prior to class sessions and in between classes as needed. You will need to arrive 1 hour early. Horse experience is required or served as a volunteer for 8 weeks under the supervision of the barn manager. 

  • Feeders - This is a year round responsibility. You will be responsible for helping with feeding horses, mucking stalls, and other duties assigned by the barn manager.

  • Barn Maintenance - This is a year round responsibility. Ranges from repairing fences/posts, painting, cutting the grass and bushes, and general upkeep of our campus.

  • Special Events - During the year SEG is involved in various special events in our community. We will need volunteers to be our extra hands: hold lead ropes, help load and unload our tables and horse supplies, and mostly to smile, and help spread the word of what SEG is all about in our community.

 

We are at the mercy of the weather, if it's raining, sleeting, snowing, etc, we will not be having lessons but an email will be sent to our volunteers. We are looking forward to meeting you and if you are a returning volunteer we are excited to see you again! Email me with any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Sincerely,

Daphnie Farmer

SEG Volunteer Coordinator

specialeofga@gmail.com