Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach volunteer. Note: The minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14 years old. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.


Personal Information

Please enter your full name and address.



Parent/ Guardian Information (if under 18)

(Note: TRC's MINIMUM AGE policy for applicants is 14)



Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.



Demographic Information

Please provide the following information.



Emergency Contact Information

In case of emergency, please contact:



Background Information

Before volunteering at TRCHB you may be subject to a criminal background check.



Skills or Experience

Please check any skills you have and any areas you are interested in volunteering. Also, please answer the questions below regarding your horse experience and experience working with people with disabilities.



Medical Information & History

Our volunteer program can be very physically demanding. Handling of tack and other equipment, grooming, and assisting in the mounting/ dismounting of student riders may involve heavy lifting and reliance upon physical strength. In addition, volunteers may be required to walk or jog along side the horses, or stand for extended periods of time. Our goal is to match our volunteers with the appropriate students, horses, and tasks to maximize the safety and benefits of our therapeutic riding program for all. Please provide the following information:



Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Our current Lesson schedule:


Monday:  10 am – 6 pm

Tuesday:  8 am – 6 pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 6 pm

Thursday: 12 pm – 6 pm

Friday:  2 pm – 6 pm

Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm



TRCHB Legal Disclosures

LIABILITY RELEASE
As a volunteer at the Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach, Inc. (TRCHB), I acknowledge the risks and potential for risk of a horseback riding program. However, I feel that the possible benefits to myself, and the clients I work with are greater than the risks assumed. I hereby, intending to be bound, for myself, my heirs and assigns, executors or administrators, waive and release forever all claims for damages against TRCHB, its Board of Directors, Instructors, Therapists, Volunteers, and Employees for any and all injuries and/or loss I may sustain while participating in the TRCHB program.

PHOTO RELEASE
I consent to and authorize the use and reproduction by TRCHB or any and all photographs and any other audio/ visual materials taken of me for promotional material, educational activities, exhibitions or for any other use for the benefit of the program.

CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY
I understand that all information (written and verbal) about participants at this PATH Intl. Center is confidential and will not be shared with anyone without the expressed written consent of the participant and their parent/ legal guardian in case of a minor.

The undersigned acknowledges that he/she has read this Volunteer Application in its entirety; that he/she understands the terms of this release and has signed this release voluntarily and with full knowledge of the effects thereof.

TRCHB CODE OF CONDUCT:
The objective of Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach (herein known as TRCHB) is to inspire students with physical and developmental challenges, regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin, to practice the ideals of health, citizenship, and character; to bring our students closer together through the means of a common interest in equine therapeutic activities, fair play, and fellowship; to impart to the equine therapeutic game elements of safety, sanity, and intelligent supervision; and to keep the welfare of the student first, foremost, and entirely free of adult interference. (Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach Official Rules, Article 1, Statement of Principles.)

In order to keep the program free of adult interference and other adult conduct which is detrimental to the ideals of student equine therapeutic riding, parents and guardians of students as well as all adults connected with or who participate in the TRCHB Program, must adhere to the following standards of conduct as it pertains to any interaction with instructors, volunteers, TRCHB, members of the TRCHB Board of Directors (herein known as Board Member), and other parents involved in the program:

1. Do not argue with or criticize the students, instructors, volunteers, or TRCHB in front of spectators by word of mouth or gesture, but reserve constructive criticism for private meetings with the person who is the object of the constructive criticism.
2. Do not argue with or criticize the students, volunteers, instructors, TRCHB by word of mouth or gesture.
3. Do not use abusive or profane language before or towards any person connected to TRCHB during any equine therapeutic activities.
4. Do not physically or verbally abuse anyone in the TRCHB program.
5. Do not incite the student so that it causes poor behavioral conduct.
6. Do not seek to undermine the authority of TRCHB, and any Board Member through word of mouth or deed.
7. Do not arrive late to a lesson. After 15 minutes, your lesson is terminated.
8. Do accept decisions of TRCHB staff, and any Board Member as being fair and made to the best of TRCHB and Board Members’ ability given their volunteer status.
9. Do set an example by your personal conduct at all times in front of all persons connected with the TRCHB program.
10. Do not bring your child sick to lessons. If TRCHB instructors feel your child is sick, they have the right to ask you to leave.
11. By not signing this Adult Code of Conduct contract, you have elected not to participate yourself (if applicable) with your child/children and/or volunteer in the TRCHB program.

The violation of any portion of these rules relating to the Adult Code of Conduct will subject the violating individual to any one or all of the following penalties: