Samford Riding for the Disabled (Samford RDA) is seeking expressions of interest from prospective community members interested in joining the management committee.
You will offer, on a voluntary basis, a variety of leadership skills and community-minded characteristics that will guide Samford RDA to support disabled participants to access therapeutic horse-riding and horse-related activities.
We are particularly keen to hear from people with strong organisational skills, strong collaborative, skills, strategic planning experience and people who display empathy, respect and integrity.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a long-standing not-for-profit organisation that has operated for more than 10 years. Samford RDA is a “Centre of Excellence” and has a strong, dedicated volunteer base and community support.
Positions available include:
· Volunteer Coordinator
· Fundraising Coordinator
Position descriptions available upon request.
Samford RDA's AGM is scheduled for 9 December 2023. All positions will be vacated.
ABOUT SAMFORD RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
Samford Riding for the Disabled (RDA) is a voluntary and not-for-profit organisation, which provides both therapeutic and recreational horse riding programs for children and adults with disabilities.
The centre provides riding and other horse-related activities that will benefit people with disabilities including intellectual, specific learning disorders, injuries from accidents, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, visual and hearing impairments, autism and many more.
The therapeutic benefits gained from horse riding are many and varied. They affect our riders’ lives in many ways including: improving core strength and stability, developing co-ordination and balance, enhancing speech and communication skills, building confidence and enabling social interaction. In addition, horse riding provides a fun outdoor activity for people who may find it difficult to participate in mainstream sports.
We operate from our purpose built, covered arena, The Jenny O’Malley Arena in a leased area on the Samford Showgrounds, Showgrounds Drive, Highvale.
We have 11 special horses in our herd who are our most valuable asset.