Opportunities

Side walker - Directly interact and participates with the student, providing various support (physical, emotional, reinforcing directions), and assisting with skills as needed throughout the session. Side walkers are responsible for walking/jogging beside the student to insure safety. A minimum commitment of one hour per week is required for the six-week term. Sidewalkers must attend a volunteer training before participating in a session. (Hours available are Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM)

Leader - Responsible for walking/jogging with and guiding the horse during the session, assisting the participant as needed for safety. The amount of support given varies, depending on the student's skill level and goals. A minimum commitment of one hour per week is required for the six-week term. Leaders must attend a volunteer training before participating in a session and are encouraged to attend a horse handling clinic. (Hours available are Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM)

Special Events - Assist with organizing fundraisers, horse shows, demo night, Special Olympics, and other events held throughout the year. (Hours depend on each event)

Ambassadors - Ambassadors are closely connected volunteers, parents, and friends who have been invited to take on this deeper role with the organization. The Ambassador program is an extension of the Public Relations/Development arm of UpReach. These dedicated individuals increase awareness of UpReach TRC in their community, enhance fundraising efforts, and support opportunities to educate the public about programs and services.

Barn Help - Assist in the barn with the daily care of our horses. Tasks include feeding, turning out, cleaning stalls, and other miscellaneous barn tasks. (mornings, 7 days a week)

Builders/Handy Persons - Use your special talents to rebuild fences paint, do yard work, and miscellaneous maintenance necessary. (Flexible hours Sunday-Saturday)

Office - Assist with filing, data entry, mailings, photocopying, phone calls, research, and other miscellaneous tasks. (Flexible hours Monday-Friday)

Bingo - Community Bingo Center in Manchester holds bingo games every Thursday and Sunday to benefit UpReach. Assistance selling pull tickets, game packages, etc. are always needed. You must be at least eighteen years old to participate.

Board of Directors/Committees - UpReach is always looking for qualified individuals to become members of the Board of Directors or sit on various committees such as budget, policy, fundraising, or equine management.