Equi-Power Supported Volunteering Opportunity for Young People
Supported Volunteering for Young People aged 13- 25 years
Equi-Power is a Social Enterprise working from a temporary base near Airth while work continues, in partnership with Stirling Council, to develop a new purpose-built centre.
Thanks to funding provided by Henry Duncan Grants, Equi-Power is piloting volunteering activities for young people with additional support needs. It is a safety requirement that participants are physically fit enough able to carry out practical tasks with horses.
The pilot which runs until the end of March 2020 is open to schools, colleges, adults learning centres, and other groups seeking activities for small groups of young people seeking to build work experience through practical outdoor activities. Activities can be tailored to the needs of each group but could include; yard chores (e.g. mucking out stables, preparing feeds, leading and/or grooming horses) , working as part of a small team, following instructions, learning about horse behaviour and care.
For participants with existing horse experience there may also be opportunities to support horse riding or vaulting lessons. Participants can also work towards an a RDA certificate in Horse Care.
Sessions available on Sundays and Mondays, with potential to attend on Thursday afternoons by arrangement.
Enquiries should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org