Central Otago RDA which has been in existence for over 25 years is one of 53 Member Groups throughout New Zealand.
The Group provides horse riding activities to facilitate the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities whose physical and mental health is likely to benefit from such participation. Individual plans are prepared for all riders to address their needs and extend their skills.
We need your help to run these riding sessions. If you are 16 years or over and have time to spare please let us know. No previous experience with horses or people with disabilities is necessary as training is given. All volunteers follow NZRDA standardised training programmes to achieve the required proficiency.
Volunteers are required to support riders by way of either leading a horse or walking beside, following directions/instructions from the duty coach. Duties include:
We can offer you:
We are looking for people who:
Session are held on a Thursday, from 9am until 2pm. Volunteers can volunteer for part or for the full session.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.