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VOLUNTEERS HELP MAKE OUR PROGRAM A SUCCESS!! THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING AT LTRC!

Returning and New Volunteers:  2019 VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION DATES:

Sunday, March 24, 2019:  3-4:30pm

More dates are announced each month.

RSVP by phone 716-655-1335 or email volunteerltrc@gmail.com is required. Space is limited.  All new volunteers must attend a New Volunteer Orientation session prior to volunteering in a session. No experience necessary. Must be 14 years and older. Additional orientation dates announced each month.

Returning Volunteers:  Please fill it out forms and return to LTRC prior to your first scheduled lesson.  You will be notified when riders start signing up and lessons are available for scheduling.

New Volunteers:  Please fill it out forms and return to LTRC. You will be contacted regarding attending an orientation.   

Please call 716-655-1335 or email for more information today!

Application Process

  1. Complete Volunteer Application form prior to participating in a session(s).  Volunteers are not permitted to participate in any activities at LTRC until application is submitted.  If you are under 18 years of age, parent/guardian must sign form. Volunteer Renewal form is required once a year to ensure up to date records.  

  2. New volunteers are required to complete the New Volunteer Application and attend a mandatory orientation.  Orientations are held at the discretion of LTRC and dates are posted at www.lothlorientrc.org.

  3. If a volunteer is inactive for one year, their paperwork is removed from our files.  If you wish to return to volunteering, and have attended orientation in the last 3 years, you do not have to repeat the process 

LTRC is always seeking volunteers!

We are always looking for new volunteers to add to our tremendous family of helpers!  If you are age 14 or older, interested in horses and helping people, we're a great fit! 

Horse leaders are responsible for the horse, tacking up and leading the horse and rider around the ring. Sidewalkers walk next to the rider during the lesson, providing support as needed.

Lessons are offered Monday-Thursday and Saturdays at various times throughout the day and evening. We ask volunteers to commit to a weekly schedule for a 5 or 6 week period.  All new volunteers are required to attend orientation and training.

Please call 716-655-1335 or email for more information today!

Volunteer Qualifications

Leader Qualifications:

Leaders are responsible for the horse during lessons, leading the horse and rider around the arena. 

- Must be at least 14 years old

- Attend a mandatory orientation session and leader training

- Demonstrate adequate horse experience and competency in horse knowledge, care and handling

- Complete at least one session of sidewalking

- Able to walk for at least an hour, with occasional jogging

- Able to follow instruction and work well as a member of a team

- Able to reliably commit to scheduled day/time 

Sidewalker Qualifications:

Sidewalkers work with the rider during the lesson, providing support as needed.

- Must be at least 14 years old

- Attend a mandatory orientation session

- Able to support a rider's weight, on the horse, at volunteer's shoulder height or above

- Able to walk for at least an hour, with occasional jogging

- Able to follow instruction and work well as a member of a team

- Able to reliably commit to scheduled day/time 

Leader Training

Current leaders who would like a refresher course OR sidewalkers who have volunteered for at least one session are eligible for leader training.  Leader training is scheduled based on interest. Please email  volunteerltrc@gmail.com or call 655-1335 for more information.

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