Category Archives: Volunteers

All the latest news for our volunteers

Assistant to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Job description Role: Assistant to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees Responsible to: Secretary of the Board of Trustees Key contacts: Chair of Trustees, Company Secretary, Centre Manager Remuneration: Voluntary basis Who we are The Avon Riding Centre for … Continue reading

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Becoming a Trustee

Passionate about achieving wellbeing through life enhancing opportunities? Then why not be one of our Trustees? The Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled exists to provide benefits for adults and children with additional or specific needs through horse riding and … Continue reading

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Find Out about Volunteering at Avon Riding Centre on 31st January 2018

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RDA Mid West Display at The Festival of British Eventing August 2017

A total of twenty seven riders took part in this year’s event, including six of our riders: Laura Barefoot on Barney, George Hunter on Baby, Jahziah Dixon on Jim, Harry Fallowfield on Spike, Sophie Standing on Frankie and Heidi Parry … Continue reading

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Volunteer Riding Opportunities

For a change, we thought it might be nice to offer our volunteers the opportunity to have a ride instead of just leading a horse around! There are a variety of lessons available at a reduced rate dependent on your … Continue reading

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Makaton and riding lessons

If you’re an arena volunteer and are working with people who use Makaton to communicate, you might find it useful to check out this handy guide to some of the vocabulary you’d need in a lesson. Makaton is used to supplement spoken … Continue reading

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Safeguarding for Volunteers

SAFEGUARDING – NOTICE FOR VOLUNTEERS   Safeguarding is the action taken to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect. As a Centre safeguarding is extremely important to us. Below we explain a bit more about Safeguarding and urge … Continue reading

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Volunteer Coach Vacancies

Vacancy: Volunteer RDA Coach We are currently recruiting Volunteer RDA Coaches: (Minimum 2-3 hours per week, weekday, school term time only) We are one of the largest Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Centres in the country.  We provide therapeutic … Continue reading

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Could you help with our Open Day?

Some of you may have seen that we are running an Open Day on Sunday 9th October. It aims to be an inclusive day with tons for families to do. Could you help? HELP BEFORE THE DAY: We need cakes! … Continue reading

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Talk on Sensory Issues in ADHD and Autism

We are lucky enough to have among our parents, Advanced Occupational Therapist and Clinical Lead for Autism, Debra Westgate. She has kindly offered to give a talk for our current volunteers on how these issues might effect some of our … Continue reading

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