Volunteer Opportunities This Fall at High Hopes

Old Lyme, CT – Make a difference in the life of someone by volunteering at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme CT.  This fall High Hopes has volunteer opportunities in sidewalking, leading, horse care, equine therapy programs, special events, office support and more. Experience is not required; training is provided.  The minimum age for volunteers is 14 years old. No horse experience is necessary. General New Volunteer Orientation is required before all other training. Volunteer training will take place on the following days:
General New Volunteer Orientation Training:
Tuesday, Aug 2nd:   5:30-7pm
Tuesday, Sept 6th:    5:30pm-7pm
Sidewalker: (Pre-Requisite: General New Volunteer Orientation)
Tuesday Aug 9th:       4pm-7pm
Tuesday Sept 13th:      4pm-7pm
Wednesday Sept 28th:  4pm-7pm
 Horse Handler Level 1: (Pre-Requisite: General New Volunteer Orientation)                    
Tuesday Aug 23rd:  4pm-7pm
Sidewalker/Horse Handler Combined: (Pre-Requisite: General New Volunteer Orientation)                    
Thursday Aug 11th   3:30pm-7pm
Tuesday Sept 20th     3:30pm-7pm 
All prospective volunteers must sign up in advance for the Volunteer Orientations.   For more information,  email or call Ashley Sands, asands@highhopestr.org, 860-434- 1974 ext. 121 or go to the High Hopes’ website at www.highhopestr.org.

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About High Hopes
High Hopes is one of the oldest and largest therapeutic riding centers in the United States. It has operated since 1974 and is accredited by PATH Intl. (formerly the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) since 1979.  Annually, High Hopes serves over 1,800 individuals. assisted by over 675 volunteers and a herd of 25 horses specifically trained for therapeutic riding, High Hopes is committed to providing the highest quality of services to the community. Of the more than 800 programs that are members of PATH Intl., High Hopes is one of only 4 centers in the United States approved by PATH Intl. to provide their training courses in therapeutic riding instruction and has trained instructors from all over the world. High Hopes is located at 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme CT 06371