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Please consider making a financial contribution to Medicine Horse Program. Your donations support our programs and help some great kids and families.
Your help is greatly appreciated. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Contributing money is easy!
1. Mail your donation to Medicine Horse Program at: 8778 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303
2. Call us at 720.406.7630 to provide us with your VISA or MC number
3. Make a secure donation online right now by clicking the Paypal "Donate" button below
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Volunteers Make Medicine Horse Program Possible
Getting Started: To become a volunteer at Medicine Horse, please follow these steps:
- Print and fill out the Volunteer Application.
- Print and fill out the Background Check Notification.
- Check the calendar for volunteer orientation class dates.
- Call Volunteer Coordinator at 720.406.7630 or email to reserve a place in the next orientation/horse handling class.
- Bring completed application, background check form and $21.25 background check fee (make check to B.I.S.I.) to your orientation/horse handling class.
Or, return the the forms with the $21.25 fee to:
Medicine Horse Program
8778 Arapahoe Road
Boulder, Colorado 80303
Horse Handling: Assist facilitators with programs like Equus, FoalHope Project, Just Say Whoa and other classes offered at Medicine Horse Program. Your job as a horse handler will be to keep the horses and participants safe, while assisting with any class activities that the facilitators might need. Horse handling evaluation required.
Muckers: We are looking for volunteers to assist with mucking (just a fancy word for removing manure from the horse stalls.) Mucking is essential to keeping the facility clean and our horses hooves healthy! Volunteers are needed 7 days a week from 9am to 1pm.
Turn out: Get real hands-on experience with our horses by helping staff with turn out (moving horses from stalls to pasture). Our horses love to stretch their legs!. Volunteers are needed Monday - Friday at 10am and at 3pm and bring him back in. Horse handling evaluation required.
Office Help: Answer phones, greet visitors, help with cleaning.
Facilities Crew: Perhaps you are the handy type and want to repair fencing, equipment and more! We need volunteers to work with us on special, one-time projects.
Benefit Committee: Short term committment to organize and annual fundraising event.
Outreach Committee: This committee is looking for members who enjoy public relations to spread the word about Medicine Horse Program to our community.
Mailing Crew: Be on our mailing team to help send out newsletters and other items to our donors, volunteers and supporters.
For more information on any of these opportunities, or to RSVP for volunteer orientation class, please contact volunteer coordinator, at 720.406.7630 or email email@example.com
Volunteer Orientation Training
Medicine Horse Program’s Volunteer Orientation is designed to introduce new volunteers to our site. During the hour long training, the group will take a tour of the facility and review the different tiers available to incoming volunteers. The variety of programs offered will also be reviewed, so that volunteers wanting to horse handle in programs have an understanding of their options. Horse handling in programs requires additional assessment. Our orientation provides volunteers with a basic understanding of Medicine Horse Program and the volunteer opportunities we have available. The cost of attendance is: FREE.
EAP@MHP: Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy at Medicine Horse Program
EAP@MHP is a one-day training required for volunteers who wish to horse handle in Medicine Horse programs. It is also an introduction for anyone interested in “what is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?”
EAP@MHP is critical training insuring that volunteers helping in our programs can keep at-risk clients physically and emotionally safe. Led by the clinical interns at Medicine Horse Program, EAP gives volunteers a hands-on preview of the therapeutic programs offered at Medicine Horse. The training includes an introduction to the Medicine Horses, an explanation of Medicine Horse protocol, a thorough grounding in aspects of confidentiality and experiential activities that.
A brief assessment of horse skills including grooming, haltering, leading is also included. All volunteer must pass this Horse Handling Evaluation before working in programs or assisting with the Medicine Horses.
Please check on the calendar for upcoming training dates.
Healing with Horses Hospicecare Training
HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield County collaborates with Medicine Horse Program to run this group. Since Healing With Horses is a grief support group, we ask that all horse handler’s take this grief training offered by HospiceCare. This two-evening training takes place only a few times a year, before each group gets started. It will cover how to hold space for the participants, including what is and is not appropriate sharing. There will also be an experiential piece, where the horse handlers have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the process. The cost of attendance is: suggested donation $20.
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