Volunteers are the heart & muscle of our organization!
Our volunteers always speak of how rewarding it is to assist our riders and help care for our horses.
You don’t need to be horse savvy to volunteer at ITRP! We provide our volunteers with the necessary training, you simply need the desire to help those with handicaps and special needs. Contact us and let us know how you would like to help.
Volunteer TasksStable work — Cleaning stalls, set up/take down of arena, cleaning tack/equipment
Groom/Tack — Groom horses and prepare them for their lessons
Special events — Gorse show, fundraising, barn dance, etc.
Side Walkers — Responsible for the safety of riders. You assist your rider with their helmet then take them to the arena to get mounted on their horse. During the class you will be walking by the client as they ride to ensure safety.
Horse Leaders — Responsible for the safety of the horse and control at all times. You assist in getting the horse ready for the rider and do warm ups/cool downs with the horses. You reinforce signals that the rider gives to the horse.
Becoming a Volunteer» The minimum age for program volunteers who work with clients is 14 years old (Under 14? Contact us for volunteer opportunities at the barn)
» Volunteers under 18 must have paperwork signed by a parent/guardian prior to attending volunteer training and participating in a program.
» All volunteers must complete volunteer paperwork for the current year and have read and understood the volunteer handbook.
» All volunteers must go through volunteer training before they can participate in the program.
» Volunteering in Program involves moderate physical activity. Please be comfortable with the physical aspects of the role you select.
» Due to the nature of services we provide, ITRP reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of any and all volunteers for our organization.
ITRP InternshipsITRP offers unpaid internships in a variety of areas. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the online contact form here.
Donations & Corporate Sponsorship
Innovative Therapy Riding Program (ITRP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We greatly appreciate your support as your tax-deductible donation is what allows us to continue with the wonderful work we are doing.
There are three ways to support ITRP: Donation, Shopping or Corporate Sponsorship
ShoppingLink your Smith’s Rewards Card with ITRP and Smith’s will donate part of the proceeds to us! To link your card, or register for one, visit: www.smithscommunityrewards.com Our profit ID is: 52865 To learn about how you can support ITRP via Melaleuca, please contact our Development Director, Angie James at email@example.com
Corporate sponsorshipCorporate Sponsorship of $5,000+ help support the program in it’s every day functions, giving the program the ability to continue to help riders achieve their dreams one ride at a time.
- Recognition on this website with link to your site (if desired)
- Recognition at ITRP events
- Our enduring gratitude!!!!!
Sponsor a Horse
Sponsor a HorseAnnual Therapy Horse Maintenance Cost: $5000 (Costs include: feed, farrier, massage, chiropractic & veterinary care)
Sponsorship options:Full Year Sponsorship – $5000
6 Month Sponsorship – $2500
1 Month Sponsorship – $450
Partial Sponsorship – Any Amount
All sponsorships can be designated to a specific horse, or to the “horse with the greatest need”, it is completely up to you!
Full and 6 month sponsorships receive regular communication from ITRP showing what your sponsored horse has been up to, and the people he/she works with on a daily basis.
- Horse’s photo to display in your home or office
- Recognition on this website with link to your site, if desired
- Recognition at ITRP Center events
- Our enduring gratitude!!