Equine Therapy Assistant

Give back to the global community by working with children and animals. Help disabled and disadvantaged children build confidence and trust.

This is a brilliant opportunity to gain international experience and give back to the global community by volunteering with disadvantaged children and rehabilitated animals.  Our partner organisation helps disabled children and young people who have experienced trauma to build confidence, resolve any trust issues and work on their interpersonal skills.  As a volunteer, you will interact with the children whilst they wait for their lesson by running entertaining and educational workshops and planning engaging activities.  If you having experience working with horses, you can join the therapists on the lessons and contribute to the day-to-day care of the animals.

Working with children and animals can be extremely rewarding and even therapeutic.  As well as gaining invaluable first-hand experience in an international setting, you will have the unique opportunity to live and work on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Tobago.  Tobago is famed for its pristine beaches and its lush protected rainforests, as well as its rich culture and warm, friendly people.  There is plenty to keep you occupied during your down time; you can explore coral reefs, go hiking in the rainforest, or even hop on a boat and visit the neighbouring island, Trinidad.  Perhaps the most exciting part of the week is Sunday School; a huge beach party that takes place every Sunday night so that the locals can welcome in the new week.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Other Skills
We ask that all volunteers complete a criminal record check, in order to safeguard the children that we work with.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Trinidad and Tobago? Volunteer World directly connects you with V2 Volunteer & Vacation

Equine Therapy Assistant Making therapy a fun environment Relax on Tobago's idyllic beaches Learning to groom the horses Enjoy all the beautiful scenery on the island Help the children build up trust

Free-time activities

V2 organises trips that showcase the best of Tobagonian culture. Volunteers trek through the island's lush tropical rainforest, explore the spectacular Buccoo Bay coral reef, and can take a relaxing dip in Nylon Pool, amongst other options. We are always on the look out for new trips and excursions and we are open to suggestions from volunteers. We can also help volunteers organise solo trips, if they wish.

Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding

Services

What's included?
Fees include accommodation, meals, and in-country transportation, as well as tours and leisure activities. It also covers 24 hour support from the V2 team on the island, pre-departure webinars and full orientation when you arrive, a mobile phone to use during your stay and a recommendation letter that can be used to support future job or college applications.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

We provide airport transfers. Once you have confirmed your booking with us and booked your flights, let us know when you arrive and we will make sure that one of our team are there to greet you in a bright green V2 t-shirt!

Accommodation

We house our volunteers in carefully selected guesthouses or with local families who have been fully vetted for safety and comfort. All of our accommodations have internet, so that you can keep in touch with loved ones back home.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

We provide a fresh, homemade breakfast and dinner everyday as part of the price. We do not provide lunch but there are plenty of inexpensive options in the area, and we make sure to provide you with snacks. We can cater to any dietary requirements, including vegetarian and vegan, and any allergies or religious requirements.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
1 week (min. stay)
$1575
2 weeks
$2020
3 weeks
$2465
4 weeks
$2910
5 weeks
$3355
6 weeks
$3800
8 weeks (max. stay)
$4690

You can volunteer at the project site in Buccoo/Trinidad and Tobago between 1 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. V2 Volunteer & Vacation will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$1081/week
Deposit (20%)
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 (80%)
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.

Get ready to volunteer in Trinidad and Tobago

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Trinidad and Tobago. Please check the visa regulations for Trinidad and Tobago.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Trinidad and Tobago.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Crown Point Airport (TAB) in Tobago. We assist you to find cheap flights to Trinidad and Tobago.
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 Trinidad and Tobago provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Trinidad and Tobago you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Trinidad and Tobago.
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Trinidad and Tobago upfront.
Buccoo Point, EC1V 2NX Buccoo, Trinidad and Tobago