ID: 175858

Leaders and side walkers

Recreation Regular - less than 6 months Marlow Lagoon NT

About this opportunity

RDA Top End is looking to add a few more regular volunteers to our dedicated volunteer base (3 to 8 volunteers per day). Each day from Tuesday to Saturday we run 1 - 4 sessions where our participants have the opportunity to either ride or groom a horse. This improves their skills and abilities in areas ranging from gross and fine motor skills to social, emotional and communication abilities.

We welcome support for 2 to 4 hours one or several days. While we would love to see you all year long we are welcoming volunteers who can commit for a school term (10 week bock). This give our participants some consistency as some find changes challenging.

Your role as a volunteer is to saddle up and tack down horses for sessions, lead or side walk a horse during mounted sessions or support participants completing grooming task in an unmounted setting.

RDA Top End provide training:

  • Stage 1: induction to familiarize you with the centre
  • Stage 2: safety around horses, horse communication, leading and side walking, mounting and dismounting in the RDA setting and rider communication

We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

We can support you to obtain a WWC and Police Certificate

Please Note:
* During the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the State or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

2-4 hours per week Tuesday to Saturday between 8.30am and 1pm

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Work Experience
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Disability Support
  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Working with Animals

Provided by RDA Top End