Riding society needs volunteers

Why not join the volunteer team at Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society?

Are you tired of sitting around the house wondering where you might make some new friends, what you could do for a little exercise, or how you can give back to the community?

Why not join the volunteer team at Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society?

CVTRS provides therapeutic riding for people with mental, physical and emotional challenges. With a large number of riders and classes each week, volunteer recruitment is an ongoing event. We need you to make it happen.

CVTRS runs programs four days a week, Monday to Thursday, 28 weeks out of the school year. The current session ends March 12 and the spring session runs March 31 to June 5. (We like to give our volunteers and our horses a break).

We have over 100 riders (ages five to 85) in each week and some of our riders need up to three volunteers. So, we’re always recruiting volunteers!

Previous experience is not required but it is an asset if you have worked with people with disabilities or with horses. Training and orientations will be provided. CVTRS is looking for side-walkers, horse leaders and barn help.

The next orientation is Feb. 21 from 10 to noon at 4839 Headquarters Rd. on the Exhibition Grounds in the big grey arena in behind the curling rink all to sign up for the orientation at 250-338-1968.

Can’t make that date? Don’t worry, just phone and let CVTRS know you are interested in volunteering but you can’t make the orientation.

If you have an hour or two (or more) of time each week to volunteer, come and see for yourself the wonderful transformation therapeutic riding provides to many people of our Valley. You’ll benefit, too.

For more information on CVTRS and volunteering, see www.cvtrs.com.

— Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society

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