1. Come anytime between 8:30AM to 4PM (Preferably before AM)
2. Stay as long as you wish. (Any time you can donate is appreciated.)
3. Fill out and bring this waiver with you.
4. Fill out the volunteer form and bring it with you.
Contact Sharlene - Volunteer Coordinator with questions.
(Note: Regular/Repeat volunteers that donate a total of five hours can ride a horse at our barn.)
Dream Power is a non-profit horse farm based in Canton that uses horses to help physically and mentally challenged children & adults. Their program enriches the lives of people that have special needs by providing equine-assisted therapy that helps clients to find peace, healing and hope for the future.
What Help We Need
We are looking for people aged 14 or older to help out during our client therapy sessions. You will be leading horses, sidewalking, grooming horses, cleaning tack, tacking up horses, etc. You don't need horse experience - we will teach you what you need to do.
***What help do we need?***
• Serve as horse leaders and side walkers
• Groom horses
• Tack up and tack down
• Clean tack
• Feed horses
• Other duties as needed
If there is a Severe Weather Alert of thunderstorm or tornadoes or if it is 40* or below or 92* or warmer then we don't ride.
About Dream Power
Dream Power Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization working with physically and mentally challenged children and adults. Dream Power offers sport and recreational horseback riding sessions. Since 1993, we have served Metro Atlanta and the surrounding Northeast Georgia communities of Alpharetta, Canton, Cumming & Gainesville. The Dream Power therapeutic riding program is accredited by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA).
Why Therapeutic Riding?
Individuals with almost any cognitive, physical and/or emotional disability can benefit from therapeutic riding, driving, competition or other purposeful, safe and supervised interaction with equines. Because horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength. For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem. Therapeutic riding gives many of our students the opportunity to set aside their crutches, wheelchairs and disabilities as they settle into the saddle.
Therapy experts have found that individuals with challenges respond to the horses with an enthusiasm that can't be matched in the traditional clinical environment. Our horses accept each individual unconditionally and the strong bond that soon develops becomes a vital part of therapy.
Dream Power has provided joyous living & a way for scores of special needs children and adults to fulfill their dreams.
If you can't volunteer, please consider donating a therapy session to a disabled person. See the following link for more details.
Visit our website to learn more about Dream Power's services.
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