Help a child adjust to living his/her best life!!!

Last date was Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (CT)
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About

Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa is looking for dedicated individuals who want to volunteer to serve as mentors for children who have experienced trauma.  Our Mission is to improve the life course of foster and adopted children who have experienced early developmental trauma.  We achieve this by developing life skills through equine-assisted learning and community mentorship. Our Model is built on these values:

     Active Engagement

     Consistent Commitment 

     Community Involvement

     Individualized Attention

     Attainable Goals

     Independence

     Responsible Stewardship

 

While interaction with a horse is therapeutic in and of itself, it is the consistent, one-on-one time that makes the Stable Moments mentorship model so successful. Teaching these children how to communicate with their horse through body language, energy and pressure lets them develop a greater capacity for empathy, social- and self-awareness. As these youth get comfortable in their routine with their mentors and horse, their willingness to apply themselves improves. This success eventually translates to home, school and community settings.

 

Children who have suffered abuse and neglect have good reason to be untrusting of people, especially those in authority or care roles. For these children, the horse provides an alternative sentient being with whom they can achieve a partnership through trust. This type of relationship—which is often foreign to these children—can be the beginning of building more stable connections with other humans, hence the name Stable Moments.

The Stable Moments mentorship model runs the length of a typical school year. The longer youth have access to the same horse and mentor, the more stability. Each mentor session builds on the last to create a strong foundation that equips these children to make healthy choices, value themselves and become productive members of society. Mentorship and development of life skills through EAL give these children a glimmer of hope and a reason to live when all they have known is how to survive.

If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, and are willing to commit to a nine-month course of service, we want YOU.  Please contact us through our website www.trotusa.org fill out an application and tell us you are interested in being a mentor for our Stable Moments Program

 

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Any time before each end date or when space runs out.
Age Limit
18 and up
Requirements
Background check, Training
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
Perks
Do you like horses? Do you like working with kids? Then TROT is the place for you to volunteer this semester. You will be part of the team caring for our horses, without whom we would have no TROT. You will feel the satisfaction of helping another person believe in him/herself and achieve remarkable goals.
Parking Details
Open the gate and pull into the yard. Park where other vehicles are but NOT in FRONT of house.
Close the gate securely, keeping horses, goats, dogs and geese in the yard.
head on down to the barn!
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