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Children's Autism & Horse Therapy Assistant

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Volunteer and work alongside an amazing team all working towards a worthwhile cause of horse ranch therapy, making a difference for kids with special needs.

Come now and enjoy the picturesque Children’s Autism & Horse Therapy Ranch, nestled among the rolling hills of beautiful southern Mississippi! Here you have an amazing opportunity to volunteer at a 200‐acre ranch (with an additional 800 acre to ride or hike on) and spend all day around amazing horses!

In addition to that, you’ll also be working alongside an amazing team all working towards a worthwhile cause of ranch therapy, making a difference for kids with special needs. The Children’s Autism & Horse Therapy focuses on helping all children with autism and other special needs and is free to every child that is in dire need of some help. This method done by the project has proven over the years to produce good results however, with a little help form you we can make an even bigger positive impact on the lives of these kids!

Your role as a volunteer will be incorporated in the daily work on the ranch. You will be involved in the care of the horses and other therapy animals such as; cats, dogs and goats including the maintenance of their surrounding/environment and you’ll also assist in the therapy sessions. Volunteer work means plenty of time around and together with the horses but it is important to keep in mind that this program is not a "riding camp". Instead it is about making sure the therapy horses and other therapy animals gets the best possible care so they are ready for their work with the kids and as a bonus you get to go on one trail ride every week!

You will volunteer along side international volunteers and local volunteers as well as local staff who will guide and train you during your stay.

The project is based in a semi remote location in southern Mississippi.
Volunteers will be staying in shared bedrooms together with other volunteers and get the chance to meet and make new friends for life as well as getting an unbelievable experience with great chances of team work.

Requirements:
  • Driver’s license (optional).
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Health insurance and Tetanus vaccination (recommended). Criminal Record/Police Clearance Required.
  • Intermediate language level required or higher. 
  • No smoking and No animal allergies
  • Being flexible.
Volunteer Benefits:
  • The opportunity to volunteer with Horses and other Therapy animals!
  • A Chance to work with a talented team of staff, other volunteers and special needs kids.
  • To have an opportunity to experience the beauty of Horse Riding!

Typical day

Volunteers play a key role in assisting the project with its objectives and as such, your main tasks will mainly consist out of the following but are not limited to:

  • Groom and care for the horses
  • Care for the small therapy animals such as; dogs, cats and goats
  • Assist during therapy sessions
  • Cleaning the stalls and out side pens
  • Feeding the horses
  • Fencing such as repairing or building new fence
  • Mowing the lawn or other gardening chores
  • Other tasks to keep the facilities in good condition
For more information regarding the typical day of your program please contact us as it depends on the seasons.

Details on Arrival

All Year Round (Try to arrive on a Monday)

Free-time activities

Volunteers have a lot of opportunities to do leisure time activities on their days off. The city of New Orleans is only an hour and a half drive away so volunteers can visit!

Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Hiking
Riding

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics and Signed Policies and Liability form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by Fronteering Travel

The Fee includes:


  • Airport Pickup - Volunteers will need to fly to MSY (Louis Armstrong Airport, New Orleans). On your arrival, someone from the project will be waiting for you at the airport and will then transfer you to your accommodation on the project site.
  • Accommodation - Volunteers will be staying in shared bedrooms together with other volunteers and get the chance to meet and make new friends for life as well as getting an unbelievable experience with great chances of team work.
  • Meals - For breakfast, you will prepare this on your own from a selection of options like bread, ham, cheese, coffee, tea, juice, porridge, oats, yoghurt, cereals, fruits, etc. Lunch is prepared by the staff members on the ranch but you as a volunteer will be helpful in the kitchen on a rolling schedule. Dinner will be done as it did for the lunch period. It is important to note that if you have allergies or specific requirements about your diet, we will be happy to take care of that on inquiry!
  • Horse Riding - Volunteers will be granted permission to go on one trail ride every week.
  • Ongoing service and 24/7 Emergency Contact

Airport Pickup at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Volunteers will need to fly to MSY (Louis Armstrong Airport, New Orleans). On your arrival, someone from the project will be waiting for you at the airport and will then transfer you to your accommodation on the project site.

Accommodation

Volunteers will be staying in shared bedrooms together with other volunteers and get the chance to meet and make new friends for life as well as getting an unbelievable experience with great chances of team work.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
Breakfast - You prepare your own breakfast from a selection of options like bread, ham, cheese, coffee, tea, juice, porridge, oats, yoghurt, cereals, fruits, etc.

Lunch - The lunch is prepared by the staff members on the ranch but you as a volunteer will be 
helpful in the kitchen on a rolling schedule.

Dinner - Same will be done as it did for the lunch period.

It is important to note that if you have allergies or specific requirements about your diet, we will be 
happy to take care of that on inquiry!
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in New Orleans. We assist you to find cheap flights to United States of America.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for United States of America provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in United States of America you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United States of America.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$1,495.00
2 weeks
$1,995.00
3 weeks
$2,495.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$3,195.00
Average fees
$1,147.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in New Orleans/United States of America between 1 week and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in United States of America.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.
  Americas Northern America The United States  New Orleans, 334 H Burge Rd, Poplarville

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