About Camphill Community
Camphill Communities of Ireland is part of an international charitable trust working with people with intellectual disabilities and other kinds of special needs. In Camphill our residents share their home, spiritual and working lives with those who are motivated to meet others as individuals needing support and recognition for what they are, and not as carer and cared for in the conventional sense. Most of the people providing support to those with disabilities are volunteers, coming locally or from abroad.
Each week a group from Camphill Community in Ballybay visit Mullaghmore Equestrian Centre in Tydavnet for a morning of horse riding. Volunteers are required to support the riders and ensure that they enjoy their lesson and participate to their full potential.
Volunteers could expect to accompany riders, help with leading their horse, support riders as they prepare for their ride and help out when the lesson is over.
What's required for this position
Volunteers should have an interest in animals and in particular horses. Experience of horse riding is not necessary but would also be an advantage. Volunteers should also have an interest in working with people with disabilities.
- Fitness/ Health/ Beauty
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Minimum time commitment: 3 months
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Tydavnet, Co. Monaghan
Other location details:
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Identification Check (photo ID etc…)
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
- Mental Health Difficulties
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteers will get an opportunity to help the residents of Camphill meet with full potential and enjoy their lesson. Also volunteers will get experience of equine activities and working with people with disabilities.