Becoming A Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of the program at Little Bits. They are indeed the backbone of the organization.

 

Any person 14 years and over can volunteer; previous experience is not required but can be beneficial. The only requirement is the wish to help others achieve their goals. All volunteers are to participate in an orientation session before working in the program. Volunteers are needed on a weekly basis throughout the spring and fall sessions. Their duties are primarily handling the horses and side-walking with the riders. They may also participate in grooming and tacking the horses, fundraising and promotion activities. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Some of the many important functions performed by our volunteers include:

Lessons:

  • This is the main area in which we require volunteers. Volunteers are required to groom and tack horses before and after lessons or leading and side-walking during the lessons. Commitment is approximately 2 - 4 hours per week.

Committees:

  • We have a number of committees that require volunteers including a "Fundraising Committee" and "Communications/ Marketing Committee". Complete terms of reference for each committee are available by contacting us at 780-476-1233.

Casino:

  • Every eighteen months we run a casino. This takes a minimum number of volunteers over a two day period. Shifts are 4 - 6 hours long. The work is easy and the money earned for Little Bits is awesome!

Fundraisers:

  • These are fundraisers that Little Bits may be involved in throughout the year. Examples of past events are: Pancake Breakfast, 50/50 Raffle  at Edmonton Prospects Baseball Games, etc...

 

All photos by: Marielle L.

Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association

Charitable Number: 11902 – 1277 RR0001

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