Volunteers

Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center


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Description of ServiceVolunteers from the community are trained to help the riders while they are on horseback, and some go on to be-come certified instructors. Volunteers provide training and care for the horses and help the riders learn to care for their horses before and after they ride.

The Franklin County Therapeutic Riding Program is always in need of more volunteers. Volunteers need no experience. Please call 263-0443 or 263-9226 to volunteer.
LocationFranklin
Geographical AreaFranklin
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair Accessible
Intake ProcedurePlease call 263-0443 or 263-9226 to volunteer.
Helpful TipsBenefits Riders with physical, mental and emotional disabilities often find that the horse's three dimensional motion facilitates balance, flexibility, muscle control and strength. Individuals with physical and emotional challenges are able to form a special bond with the horse that can lead to increased confidence, patience and self esteem.
Riding can also:
• Improve eye-hand coordination
• Improve balance
• Enhance coping skills
• Increase communication skills
• Increase motivation
• Increase attention and visual skills
 
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsGeneral Public
Age GroupAll Ages
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityNo experience needed to volunteer.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesServices are provided at no cost.
Insurance AcceptedNot Applicable
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Specific Hours: Riding Hours April - October, Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Carol Hoover
Contact's Position FCTRC Volunteer Coordinator
Contact's Phone 717-263-0443
Physical Site Address 1 181 Franklin Farm Lane
Physical Site City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17202
Mailing Address 1 181 Franklin Farm Lane
Mailing City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17202
Main Phone 717-263-9226
Other Phone 717-263-0443 (Barn)
Fax 717-263-9228
Service Location Email FCTRC@AG.PSU.EDU
Web Address www.extension.psu.edu
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Penn State Cooperative Extension - South Central
Affiliated Program: Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center
This Service: Volunteers
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Volunteer Opportunities (PX)