My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy Inc, Chester Springs, PA, USA
As a long-time volunteer at Hope Springs, I have seen first hand how children and adults with a wide array of disabilities can be fundamentally changed for the better through one-on-one equestrian therapy, delivered in this intimate setting by knowledgeable, caring instructors. The close bonds forged between students and staff, horses, and volunteers at this facility are truly inspiring; they compel me to contribute more and more time to this worthy endeavor where everyone pitches in to make a difference in each rider's life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
watching riders grow up, changing both over the years and during individual lessons. I've seen children with autism and intellectual delays interact in new ways while on horseback. I've seen teens who couldn't walk unassisted sit tall and grin from ear to ear while riding. I've seen parents watch their child's accomplishments with unmatched pride. You have to see these changes to fully appreciate their impact.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Expand marketing reach to help more people find out about Hope Springs
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Indoor ring for winter lessons
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Personal satisfaction, new friends, learned about disabilities and horses and the impact of equine-facilitated therapy, and motivated to leave my desk chair, get outside and exercise all year long
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Like just a little bit of help from me could make a real difference for someone else in need of help