VOLUNTEER VACANCIES

There's so much to love about being a volunteer at  HorsePower. Our horses. The participants we support. But most of all the priceless transformations

our participants will make with your help.

Horse Leader

Current Need: All centres 

Position Summary: A leaders primary responsibility is to the horse, i.e. prepare the horse for sessions, maintain safety spacing and help the horse follow the directions of the participant during sessions. 

Time Commitment: Be able to commit consistently to at least one and a half hours a week. 

Age: Minimum of 12 years old


Duties:

  • Warm up the horse/pony prior to sessions (see Module __Safety Around Horses)

  • Ensure tack is correctly fitting.

  • Aid in mounting by positioning and controlling the horse/pony during this activity.

  • Lead the horse/pony, assisting the participant as specified by the coach in charge.

  • Maintain safety in the arena by keeping horses/ponies at a safe distance from others.

  • Listen to and follow coaches’ instructions.

  • Ensure compliance with HorsePower policies & procedures.

  • Where there is no side walker, your role may also include providing support to the participant to assist them in following their coaches’ instructions and controlling the horse/pony.

  • If a situation arises where you must choose between the participant and the horse, the participant always comes first. However, if a side walker is present then your responsibility is to take care of the horse and they will assist the participant.

Side Walker

Current Need: All centres 

Position Summary: Assist participants (during sessions, mounting and dismounting), help them to guide their horse during the session and to follow coaches instructions as necessary.

Time Commitment: Be able to commit consistently to at least one and a half hours a week. 

Age: Minimum of 12 years old


Duties:

  • Assist the participant to fit their riding helmet, if necessary.

  • Ensure the participant  is suitably and safely dressed for riding (closed-in shoes, no flapping items of clothing) and let the Coach know if the items are not appropriate.

  •  If special items of equipment are required by the participant, ensure the equipment is available and correctly fitted.

  • Listen to and follow the therapist/coach’s instructions. Relay the instructions to the client/rider, providing support if necessary to follow the instructions and to control the horse/pony.

  • Ensure compliance with HorsePower policies & procedures. Complete basic paperwork as instructed by the coach.

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Horse Welfare Volunteer

Current Need: All centres 

Position Summary: Assist the Horse welfare team with mucking out, feeding, grooming and other horse care as needed. 

Time Commitment: Be able to commit consistently to at least two hours a week. 

Age: Minimum of 12 years old


Duties:

  • Clean/muck out empty horse stalls.

  • Scrub water troughs

  • Stock hay and shavings

  • Complete yard work including mowing, raking, weeding etc.

  • Groom/bathe the horses.

  • Assist with the feeding of horses.

  • Assist with other horse care duties as needed including administering medicine. 

Virtual Auction Volunteer

Current Need: State Association

Position Summary: Assist with sourcing a range of auction items for HorsePower Australia's biggest fundraising event 'Night at the Races' silent and live auctions. 

Time Commitment: Be able to commit consistently to at least one hour a week 
Period: June - Sep 2021


Duties:

  • Source donation items from local businesses.

  • Organise collection of items and delivery to event storage.

  • Group items together to make packages to increase value.

  • Make sure all items are entered into event spreadsheet. 

  • Write descriptions for items and packages. 

  • Prepare certificates for intangible items. 

Volunteer Expression of Interest
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Thank you for your interest in helping us make a difference!