Dream Catcher of Los Angeles Therapeutic Riding Center

1003 W Carson St, Long Beach, Ca 90810
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Our mission The mission of Dream Catcher of Los Angeles Therapeutic Riding Center's is to improve the lives of children, adults, and veterans with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities, while serving the therapeutic riding profession through training and education.
COVID-19 Impact Data
Volunteer hours lost 28.0
Financial loss $30,200

Dream Catcher of Los Angeles Therapeutic Riding Center

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Ways to help

Board/Committee Member

Volunteers are also needed for board and committee member positions.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Public Relations

Volunteer opportunities include: Public Relations, Fundraising, Volunteer Recruitment, Photography and Video.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Volunteer with Horses

We are actively seeking volunteers to help with the following areas: leading a horse in a lesson (leader), assisting a student in lessons (side~walker), grooming / tacking a horse for a lesson, exercising our horses, or horse shows. You do not need to have any experience with horses to help out. We will provide the necessary training for you to be a growing part of our organization. We ask that you try and commit to volunteering on a regular basis so our riders and staff have as much consistency as possible.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now

Wishlist

 Sound and Well Trained Horse 14h—15.2h
- Pepper Trees
- Bottled Water
- Salt Licks
- Fly Spray
- Clorox Wipes
- Rubber Stall Mats
- 70 Qt Buckets
- Muck Rakes
- Washed Sand
- Pea Gravel
- Lumber (2x4, 4x4, Etc.)
- Decomposed granite
- Golf Cart/Utility Vehicle
- Tool Box
- Cabinets
- Shed
- Covered Arena
- Shipping Containers
- Classroom
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  • Item Collection
How you help The relationships that develop between riders, volunteers, horses and staff are all integral to a positive emotional experience. Volunteers are an essential part of all our programs. DCLA volunteers willingly give their time, energy, support and hearts to those in need. We embrace all those who volunteer with the greatest of appreciation.
About us At Dream Catcher of L.A, therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities benefit the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities. A horse's movement closely resembles the normal gait of a human and can be used to produce specific physical changes in the rider, including the normalization of muscle tone, postural and balance improvement and increased strength. Emotionally, the success of overcoming fear and anxiety can increase a rider's self-esteem. Cognitively, the horse provides many of our riders with the motivation to learn new things. Through the development of a riding plan specific to each rider's needs, Dream Catcher can generate individualized goals and objectives.
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