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 (those 13 years old can help assist in the barn area); previous experience is not required but can be beneficial. The only requirement is the wish to help others achieve their goals. All volunteers are asked to participate in an orientation session before working in the program. Volunteers are needed on a weekly basis throughout the 10-week winter, spring and fall sessions and the 1-week (5 days) session. Their duties are primarily handling the horses and side-walking with the riders. They may also participate in grooming, tacking the horses, fundraising and promotion activities. Please, fill out a Volunteer Application online and our Volunteer Coordinator will reply back.
Some of the many important functions performed by our volunteers include:
This is the main area in which we require volunteers. Volunteers are asked to groom and tack horses before and after lessons or leading and side-walking during the lessons. Commitment is approximately 2 hours per week.
We have several 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.
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!
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...
Our Commitment to our Volunteers
As an organization committed to our volunteers, Little Bits will:
Provide training and supervision to help you feel comfortable in your new role
Provide a safe, secure and supportive environment that will make your time with Little Bits truly worth while
Help you attain your goals and objectives as a Little Bits volunteer
Keep you up to date on rider cancellations or any other event that could affect your volunteer work (as best we can)
Recognize your value to this organization
Recognize and work around your busy schedule