Unbridled Hope – an Equine Therapy Program at The Heart of Florida Youth Ranch in Citra, Florida is seeking student volunteers.
Unbridled Hope serves the residents that live in Citra and its surrounding areas, specifically, foster children in the age ranges from 5 – 17 years old.
Volunteers will be helping with the classes taught at Unbridled Hope. Unbridled Hope has eight horses and works with Natural Horsemanship foundations for both groundwork and riding. The goal of the program is to give kids an opportunity to learn and own skills through the partnership with the horses that will enable and empower them for daily life. Classes are not about riding perfectly and training for a horse show, but focus on learning trust, boundaries, and partnership.
The classes are in the afternoons between 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Volunteer hours are flexible with no minimum or maximum per week. It is strongly requested that volunteers come the day they commit or call ahead to make the necessary changes for their schedule.
Volunteer training will be provided by Unbridled Hope. Volunteers should be patient and enjoy both children and horses.
A level 2 background check is required, but the fee will be reimbursed after three months of commitment with the equine program.
Interested students should contact:
PATH International Certified Instructor and Program Director
Lead Case Manager, Program Coordinator and PATH Instructor in Training