Various Volunteer Opportunities

(Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre)

Position ID: V-GRE0126
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2023
Last Full Update: 04 Oct 2023

Opportunity Details: Various Volunteer Opportunities


Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre located on the top of Beaver Valley just northeast of Markdale Ontario is a special place where individuals with (dis)abilities or unique needs can explore their potential through equestrian sport, recreation and therapeutic programs.

Contact Michelle, Volunteer Coordinator, Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre; Phone: 519-986-1247; Email:

Recreational Therapy Volunteer: Assists our Recreational Therapist with a wide range of hands-on activities including individual and group-based games, art projects, equine learning, life skills and a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Horse interaction will occur as  well as assisting & working alongside participants. No horse experience required. 

Unmounted Horse Leader: Assists in preparing, grooming and leading the horse at the same time as the participant. You will interact with horses and participants. Horse experience an asset, we will train you.

Side Walker: Walks beside the horse and participant providing support and stability. Involves a good deal of walking. No horse experience required, we will train you.

Mounted Horse Leader: Assists the participant in preparing the horse for the lesson & may involve leading the horse during the lesson depending on the participant's ability.  Involves a good deal of walking and at times short bouts of jogging with the horse. Horse experience required.



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  • Satisfaction of knowing you are making a profound difference in the lives of individuals with (dis)abilities or unique needs. Enjoy physical exercise and social interaction while at our beautiful facility situated on 142 acres.
Clients Individuals of all ages and abilities who may have physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social challenges.
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Animal Services ; Arts & Crafts ; Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Gardening / Yard Work ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Recreation & Sports ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; No horse experience or experience with therapeutic riding programs needed - we will provide training
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Flexible hours and commitment
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 1.5 / Day
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location Markdale, ON
Number of Positions Grey County: 2 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on-going ; No previous skills/experience required, we will train you
Transportation Car required ; Volunteer must be able to get on site themselves, either driving themselves or getting drop off/picked up.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements
  • Police check only required for those 18+

Agency Details: Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre

Office Phone 519-986-1247
Address & Map
545747 4A Side Rd
Grey Highlands, ON
Canada N0C 1H0
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Mailing Address 545747 4A Side Rd 
Grey Highlands, ON 
Canada N0C 1H0