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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Green Chimneys is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical, and recreational services in a safe and supportive environment that nurtures connections with their families, the community, animals, and nature.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public ServiceOur organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) programs with instructors, specialists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, independent contractors, and/or service providers) who have certified training applicable for people with special needs and specific to the program offerings - either on staff or accompanying clients when participating in our programs
Our organization does not provide community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
25% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Our organization operates programs involved with horses and other animals.
Equine ProgramMinimum Age: 18Volunteers are needed to assist riding instructors and students during riding lessons, help with feeding and general horse care, assist in training horses, and work as mentors for children who have a variety of special needs. Free training is provided prior to the start of session. Volunteers must be able to commit to the sessions assigned. Most volunteers offer us one day of service a week on a regular basis, and many have worked with us for years. Must be at least 18 years old.
Farm And Wildlife CenterMinimum Age: 18If you like animals, youâ€™ll love our Farm & Wildlife Center with nearly 300 animals to care for daily. Volunteers are asked to commit to tasks assigned and choose between the Upper Barn, Wildlife Center, or weekend positions as guides on farm tours for the public. Assist students in caring for sheep, goats and other farm animals under the supervision of our staff, or learn to care for hawks, eagles, owls and injured wildlife. Help with feeding and general care, assist in training animals, and work as mentors for children with a variety of special needs. Free training is provided prior to the start of session. Most volunteers offer us one day of service a week on a regular basis; many have worked with us for years. Must be at least 18 years old.