RYYR VOLUNTEER NEEDS:

(Volunteers can be older teens by themselves or with a parent supervising if they are younger)

 

Ministry Partner for Micheline - someone to help shoulder in the responsibilities of managing and coordinating the ministry's day to day operations.

 

Volunteer coordinator - interview/pair up w/ a child/ maintain files & requirements

                                                schedule mentor training, etc.

 

Mentors 

  • Session Mentors -  with a child once a week (or more if they like)
  • Day Camps that facilitates 25-50 kids (usually 3-4 hours one day at a time)
  • Non-Horse Riding Mentors - could teach the child how to garden (grow fruits & veggies), how to cook or sew or put together a wood project.

 

Mentor Trainer - volunteer to cultivate and help teach mentors how to lead a child to the lord and spiritually guide each child.

 

Event & Fundraising Leaders - Each volunteer to head up and coordinate one fundraiser or event from beginning to end.  Also volunteers to choose one (or more) event/function, i.e., a fair booth for the Big Knob Fair (do paperwork for registration, collect volunteers to staff the booth, make list of items & gather them to bring to the booth, etc)

 

Farm maintenance - volunteers to help with regular duties & special projects

Examples of Regular Maintenance:

  • spread manure (w/ tractor & spreader)
  • fence mending
  • stall repairs or adjustments
  • general repairs & painting
  • weed whacking around barn, arena and fence posts

Examples of Special Projects:

  • Making new paddocks - installing posts with post pounder and run electric fencing
  • Building a run-in shelter for horse - basic carpentry
  • Wash stall - jack hammer out concrete and re-pour and slope water towards drain
  • Summer - stacking square bales of hay

 

Barn Volunteers     

  • daily feedings 8am & 6pm (clean stalls, make grain, water & hay
  • work w/ specific horses on a particular behavioral issue
  • brush and care for medical needs

 

Church Groups/Youth Groups - One day type volunteer events with 5-15 volunteers to tackle multiple projects.