Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Therapeutic Riding and Off-Track Rehabilitation (TROTR). We are a PATH, International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) affiliated center. In accordance with PATH standards, all volunteers must comply with our basic organization policies:
1) Orientation—all new volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Orientation. This helps us keep our program's safety standards high, and allows us the opportunity to inform you of policies & procedures.
2) Volunteer Roles—All new volunteers begin as Stall Warriors and are then able to move up to other roles. We offer additional training opportunities for Adaptive riding leaders, Adaptive riding sidewalkers, Tack/Grooming Assistants, and others
3) Physical Requirements—All volunteers interested in working directly with the horses and students must be at least 14 years old, and must be capable of walking or jogging in sandy/uneven footing for at least 30 minutes at a time.
4) Scheduling—We schedule volunteers for each of our 4 sessions per year, and pair you with the same rider each week for the duration of the session(s) you sign up for. To keep lessons running smoothly we ask that volunteers make a weekly commitment to their riders.
5) Background Checks—Volunteering at TROTR is contingent on clearing a background check. Once you have completed your Volunteer Orientation, we will conduct your background check.
6) Volunteer Conduct—For the safety of all humans and horses involved in our programs, we expect volunteers to:
* adhere to the standards outlined in our Volunteer Handbook. We reserve the right to dismiss any volunteer for conduct that is detrimental to the program.
* abide by the policies and procedures of the organization
* attend scheduled orientation and training sessions, where applicable
* notify the appropriate person if unable to volunteer
* hold as confidential any private information obtained directly or indirectly about our participants, members, staff, donors, volunteers, or other persons associated with our programs
* not take or be under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs while volunteering