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Volunteers Needed - No Experience Necessary: HORSE CAMP & EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY

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Love working with horses, kids, or outdoors? TREE House of Greater St. Louis is the place for you. NO PREVIOUS HORSE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. WE WILL TRAIN YOU.

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SUMMER HORSE CAMPS: TREE House of Greater St. Louis’ Camp Champ, an inclusionary summer camp experience geared toward developmental levels of children ages 5 to 13, was voted in the top 5 of St. Louis “Coolest Summer Camps” by the Post-Dispatch in 2014. This unique experience creates a great blend between therapeutic and recreational activities for children of all abilities allowing them to learn, grow, have fun, and make new friends! All volunteers assist in horse activities each day as well as participate in traditional summer camp activities such as music, art, outside play, and fun interactive learning experiences. Ideally, Camp Volunteers commit to at least one full week so there is consistency with the campers. However, we are flexible with schedules! Talk to us! Camps run weekly Monday-Friday from June 6th through August 5th (closed July 4th week). Full-day and half-day options are available for volunteers. Camp Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. See below for special training dates and times. Spots are limited, so sign up ASAP.

EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY: This program is year-round. As a volunteer, you are critical to the successful implementation of our programs. You are the direct link between the instructor’s guidance to our riders and the achievement of their personal therapy goals. Our clients NEED YOU in order to be successful! We offer a number of volunteer opportunities including: Equine-assisted Therapy Program (side walkers, leaders, horse handlers), Camp, Facility, Office, and Special Event volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Orientation and training occur at least twice a month.


About TREE House of Greater St. Louis

Founded in 1975 and formerly known as Therapeutic Horsemanship, TREE House is one of the oldest and most respected therapeutic riding centers in the United States. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families through therapy, recreation, education, and exploration. Nestled on more than 88 acres in western St. Charles County, TREE House is a unique and welcoming place where individuals with disabilities and their families can find acceptance, tackle mental and physical challenges, and express their spirit in a peaceful and natural setting. Programs serve clients from age 2 through adulthood who have physical, mental, emotional, social, and/or learning disabilities. TREE House operates year-round and relies heavily on the support of 250+ volunteers from throughout the Greater St. Louis Area to support the operation of our programs.

TRAINING INFORMATION: ALL VOLUNTEERS, including CAMP

Visit www.thstl.org to download our volunteer application.
Please email volunteer@thstl.org or call 636-332-4940 ext. 211 to reserve your training spot.
All training is conducted on-site at TREE House of Greater St. Louis, 332 Stable Lane, Wentzville, MO 63385

SPECIAL CAMP TRAINING
Camp Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. Camp Volunteer Training is scheduled as follows:
Wednesday 05/25/16 6:00pm-9:00pm or Wednesday 06/22/16 4:00pm-7:00pm