Central Illinois Riding Therapy

 

305 Neumann Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611 - (309) 699-3710

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CIRT NEEDS YOU!

IF YOU MISSED THE TRAINING DATES,  THATS OK, GIVE US A CALL, WE WILL TRAIN YOU INDIVIDUALLY!!!

Want to volunteer? Click here to get Volunteer Form!

Training classes are 2 hours and are held at the CIRT Barn. RSVP to Kathy Griffin, our Volunteer Coordinator, 309.699.3710 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , to reserve your spot.

 

Central Illinois Riding Therapy Needs YOU!!!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP WITH CLASSES!!!

SO IF YOU… LIKE HORSES and WANT TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

COME HELP CENTRAL ILLINOIS RIDING THERAPY A NON PROFIT THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM THAT WORKS WITH PERSONS WITH MENTAL, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISABILITIES ALL THROUGH HORSE RELATED ACTIVITIES.

NO HORSE EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

MONDAY NIGHTS    4 PM-8 PM

TUESDAY NIGHTS   4 PM-8 PM

WEDNESDAY DAYS   10 AM-5 PM

THURSDAY NIGHTS   4 PM-8 PM

FRIDAY NIGHTS    3 PM-6 PM

SUNDAY DAYS (BINGO)   10:30 AM-3 PM

FOR INFORMATION

PLEASE CALL

 

309-699-3710

 

2017 Volunteer Training Dates

Return Volunteer Training Classes

MARCH 6, 7, 8 & 9

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:00- 8:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00- 12:00 PM

New Volunteer Training Classes

MARCH 13, 14, 15 & 16

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Horse Handler Training Classes

(Must have taken Volunteer Training Class)

MARCH 20, 21, 22 & 23

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Advanced Horse Handler Training Classes

(Sign up at Horse Handling Training,

Must have taken Volunteer Training AND Horse Handler Training)

MARCH 27, 28, 29 & 30

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Scheduled Individually, You only have to pick one class per Week.

Please Call CIRT at 309.699.3710 to Reserve Your Spot in Class.

 

Classes Start April 3rd!!!


 

HINTS FOR VOLUNTEERS

The minimum age to volunteer in the ring is 14. Younger volunteers may assist in several other activities and helping to care for the CIRT horses. All volunteers MUST attend training.

Horse experience is desirable but not essential, as long as the volunteer has no fear of horses and is willing to learn how to work around and with them.

Volunteers must be able to work at least one hour and jog occasionally often on thick and uneven footing. Volunteers who cannot do this easily can help in other roles such as supervising and preparing riders waiting for classes, working at special events or serving on committees.

Volunteers must be willing to commit to their obligation. Promptness, regularity and reliability are the key to our program's success.

New volunteers will be asked to observe their first classes attended. After this they will be matched with an experienced volunteer to assist them during their first working class. Therapeutic riding is not an activity in which everyone feels comfortable of functions adequately, even with the greatest of intentions.

Volunteers are required to sign time in and out on their attendance sheet.

Volunteers should not wear open toed shoes, sandals or open heeled clogs when working around horses. It is suggested that volunteers wear shoes or boots that offer foot protection. Long pants are more sensible than shorts, even on hot days, as long pants provide protection from insects. It is not recommended to wear dangling jewelry.

All volunteers are covered by insurance while volunteering.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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