Volunteers and Horses Make a Change for Children with Disabilities

Volunteers and Horses Make a Change for Children with Disabilities

Paint and Quarter Horse Foundation Bulgaria

Kamenitsa, Mirkovo Municipality, Bulgaria

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The activities our organization has planned can be divided in two topics– A1: Volunteering with the ‘’Program for free therapeutic riding for children with disabilities’’; A2: Volunteering with maintaining the facilities of the ranch where the organization and its horses are based; volunteering with construction of small projects. For more information regarding the tasks and activities, you can check on this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y5ECKPOf2qfErOQcfaU6lzLZXQc7aDWW/view?usp=sharing and on our website: www.pqfbulgaria.org

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation is in a small house in the village 10 mins away from the ranch. The house is equipped with kitchen, bathroom and WC. There is WiFi and a washing machine at the ranch where the activities take place. More about the living conditions we can provide upon request. Money for food, pocket money, also money for transport to the placement are included.

Training during the activity

Volunteering with the ‘’Program for free therapeutic riding for children with disabilities’’ is possible only after the volunteer passes successfully the internal training by one certified therapeutic riding instructor. The volunteers will be also trained how to take care of the horses. That includes basics in grooming the horses, leading them from and back from pasture, assisting the instructor during the exercises and during the riding sessions with disabled children, maintaining the ranch, feeding the horses and more.

Participant profile

All of the following criteria are obligatory: Young people who are tolerant of children and young people with disabilities; Young people who are patient with others and with animals; Outdoor people who like nature and being outside most of the time; Young people who have no problem being around horses and dogs; Young people who don’t mind doing physical work; Young people who care for the environment and can cope with living in an eco-friendly facility; Young people who want to spend their volunteering time outside the city, in lower mountains, in a family-like atmosphere.

Activity dates

A total of 8 week(s) during the period 01/06/2021 to 30/09/2021

Activity location

2072 Kamenitsa, Mirkovo Municipality Bulgaria

Looking for participants from

Germany, Portugal, France

Activity topics

Social challenges

Environment and natural protection

Health and wellbeing

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 10/04/2021