HOPE, Horses Helping People is a true non-profit organization. Everyone who works for HOPE is a volunteer, which is why we say we can't do what we do without our volunteers!
he horse leader is an experienced horse handler responsible for guiding the horse’s movement during the hippotherapy session, as directed by the therapist. Volunteers can also assist with grooming, tacking, and other aspects of animal welfare. Volunteer training sessions are held regularly.
The side walker is responsible for assisting the client with balance and safety during the hippotherapy session. The side walker also assists the therapist with games and activities. With the assistance of the side walker, the client is able to maximize his/her potential during each session. One or two side walkers are needed for each therapy session.
Barn workers at HOPE perform a variety of duties, including cleaning stalls and cleaning and managing tack and other equipment.
HOPE is always in need of volunteers who enjoy outdoor work, such as mowing pastures, mending fences, building sets for activities and maintaining the grounds of our 40-acre facility.
If you have a knack for fundraising, HOPE would love your help! We are always looking for volunteers who can help us bring in the donations we need to maintain our facility, care for our equine partners and provide scholarships and services for our clients.
The HOPE Board of Directors manages the organization. These dedicated folks come from all walks of life and volunteer their time to help keep HOPE going strong.