Never Say Never needs volunteers

6 Apr

If you love horses and you’re looking for a great local volunteer opportunity, Never Say Never Stables’ Horses Healing Hearts program wants you.

Never Say Never Stables, located on at 906 Maple Drive in West Webster, is a therapeutic horse riding organization which seeks to provide “life-enriching, horse related activities to children and teens living with cancer or other life challenges.” The operation is run entirely by volunteers and in recent years has experienced some huge growth. So they’ve sent out a call for help.

A few days ago I received the following email from the folks there:

The number of riders desiring equine-assisted activities is climbing. Children facing all sorts of challenges love to spend time with the horses in a loving, caring environment. It is such a joy to watch the kids grow as they spend time on the farm.  With growth comes the need for more staffing.

We need more volunteer horse handlers and side walkers (for the Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday programs). We also need ‘greeters’ on Saturdays to welcome families and check in riders. Since we operate on an alternating/every other week basis from May to November, there are only 15 weeks of programming.   We also have a once a month group for autistic children (Friday from 5-6 pm) and a summer camp program that runs Monday-Thursday for five weekly sessions during July and August.

Never Say Never has volunteer opportunities to fit every schedule. You can volunteer every day in the camp programs, bi-weekly in the equine-assisted therapy program, or once a month with the autism program. Volunteers have earned community service hours, created Webster Senior projects, and built Eagle Scout projects.

Volunteers can be high school students, business people, retirees, moms, dads or entire families.  Get more information at  http://www.nsnstables.org/Volunteering.html

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