We’re Looking for Horse Handler Volunteers

Volunteer as a Horse Handler!

Be part of a fun, positive environment working with youth and horses helping youth unbridle their potential.

Urban Stable empowers youth to engage in their education and community and achieve personal success through hands-on learning with horses.

Horse Handler Requirements:

  • Horse experience required
  • Adult volunteers (18 years+)
  • Available during the day on a weekday (Tues., Wed., or Thurs.) starting February 2023
  • Able to transport self to program (located 15 minutes North of perimeter on Highway 7)
  • Able to walk in sand and on uneven ground for 45mins – 1 hour
  • Experience working with youth an asset
  • Able to attend Volunteer Orientation on Tues. Jan. 24, 1-2pm, and Training Feb. 1 and 2, 2023 10:00am-12:30pm

We are a Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) accredited centre and provide full training and support to all volunteers from advanced beginners to experienced. To learn more about this opportunity or to apply contact hayley@urbanstable.ca
Note: Volunteers are subject to a criminal record check and child abuse registry check

Become an Urban Stable Board Member

Youth and Horse

Do you want to make a difference for at risk youth in your community? Are you interested in being part of a unique organization delivering equine facilitated learning programs to youth, benefiting their social and emotional growth?  

Urban Stable serves youth in our community from grades 5-12 who are facing obstacles, adversity, and struggling at school.

We provide four unique Equine Facilitated Learning Programs (school program, alumni program, summer camp, Leaders in Training program), that help facilitate social wellbeing for our students and encourage them to develop new skills and relationships they can use at school and at home.

We currently partner with many schools across several School Divisions and community organizations. Over the past 20+ years Urban Stable has served the needs of 700+ youth and is well positioned for growth.

We are currently seeking 2 people to join our dynamic volunteer Board of Directors with experience in ONE or more of the following areas:

  • Human Resources and Policies
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Accounting: CA/CPA designation
  • Fundraising – individual donations, major gifts, grant writing
  • Event planning and sponsorship
  • Website design and management
  • IT Governance

As a member of our board, you will have opportunities to:

  • Be part of a dedicated and passionate team of board members, volunteers and staff working together to make a difference for youth in our community
  • Use your skills to contribute to decision making, governance, strategic planning, marketing, financial management, etc.
  • Broaden your professional and personal networks
  • Learn more about equine assisted learning and its benefits

Type of Position:  Volunteer
Requirement:  4-6 hours/month with majority of Board and committee meetings held virtually
Duration:  Board members are elected for a two-year team (with opportunity to renew for an additional term)
Experience: Previous board experience desired but not necessary. No horse experience needed.
Location of Opportunity: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Note: Board members are subject to a criminal record check and child abuse registry check

If this opportunity interests you, please include the following in your application:

  • Brief resume
  • Brief letter of interest highlighting how you can contribute to the board

Inquiries and applications can be sent to:  board@urbanstable.ca 

For more information, please visit Urban Stable on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or www.urbanstable.ca

Thank You to Our BBQ & Barn Dance Event Sponsors & Prize Donors

horses stand by gate with text 'thank you'

We had a great time at our BBQ and Barn Dance Fundraiser at Stone Hurst Stable, our first in person event in over 2.5 years! Thank you to all our Event Sponsors and Prize Donors (see full list of Event Sponsors and Prize Donors here).

We couldn’t have done this without you: 

Event Sponsors: 

  • Auto Show Winnipeg
  • Berger Family
  • Deck City
  • Danny’s Whole Hog
  • Elders Equine
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Aerie23 Wpg
  • Interlake Crane
  • Kent Family group of Tim Horton’s
  • LochCreates – Lochland McLean face Painting
  • MiiCar Services
  • “Nick and Nikki’s” group of Dairy Queens
  • Sign Guru
  • Superior Scales

Thank you to Dez Daniels our MC and Auctioneer; Dust Rhinos for great live music; our event volunteers, Board of Directors and staff who volunteered their time; to Stone Hurst Stable for being such great hosts of our shared event; and to everyone that attended and/or purchased support tickets – THANK YOU!

BBQ and Barn Dance Fundraiser

Stone Hurst Stable and Urban Stable invite you to join us for a BBQ and Barn Dance Fundraiser, with live music from  the Dust Rhinos, on Saturday October 1st, 2022, 6pm – 10pm. At our new program location, Stone Hurst Stable, 78-102 MB 7,  Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0.

Enjoy a family friendly evening consisting of BBQ Dinner, Dancing, Cash Bar, Impact Auction, Raffles & More! Bring your own lawn chairs. Cash, cheque or e-transfer will be accepted for the Fund The Need Impact Auction.

Tickets: $40 Adults, $20 Children 12 and under, and $20 Support Tickets.
Event ticket includes BBQ dinner, beverage, concert ticket, and ballot for door prize draw.

Tickets available from:
info@urbanstable.ca and
stonehurststable@gmail.com

Funds raised at this event for Urban Stable will go towards horse care costs and horse sponsorship of Urban Stable’s program horses. We look forward to celebrating with you at our first in-person event in over 2 years! 

If you are unable to attend purchase your support tickets online and add a donation towards our Fund The Need Impact Auction here

Volunteers Needed

Horse Handler Volunteers

Be part of a fun, positive environment working with youth and horses helping youth unbridle their potential. We are looking for adult volunteer horse handlers, who have horse experience, to join our team leading the students on their horses as they learn to ride. 

Urban Stable empowers youth to engage in their education and community and achieve personal success through hands-on learning with horses.

Horse Handler Requirements:

  • Horse experience required
  • Available during the day on a weekday (Tues., Wed. or Thurs.) starting October 2022
  • Able to transport self to program (located 15 minutes North of the perimeter)
  • Able to attend Orientation on Sept. 20, 1:00pm – 2:00pm and Training Sept. 27 and 28, 2022 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Volunteer hours: 2.5 hour class per week, for 5-10 weeks Oct.-Dec. & 14 weeks Feb.-June

We are a Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) accredited centre and provide full training and support to all volunteers from advanced beginners to experienced. To learn more about this opportunity or to apply contact hayley@urbanstable.ca

Youth Assistant Volunteers

Support our students when unmounted in the barn & classroom as they learn to groom, tack, and develop leadership skills with their horses, and assist with classroom activities. 

Youth Assistant Requirements:

  • Experience working with youth/children required
  • Available during the day on a weekday (Tues., Wed. or Thurs.) starting October 2022
  • Able to transport self to program (located 15 minutes North of the perimeter)
  • Able to attend Orientation on Sept. 20, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Volunteer hours: 2-2.5 hour class per week, for 10 weeks Oct.-Dec. & possibly 14 weeks Feb.-June

We are a Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) accredited centre and provide full training and support to all volunteers from advanced beginners to experienced. To learn more about this opportunity or to apply contact hayley@urbanstable.ca

Program Volunteer Photographer

We are looking for 2-3 Volunteer Photographers to join our team to use their creative skills to capture the “magic” and celebrate our student success stories during program and at fundraising events. 

Volunteer Photographer Requirements:

  • Experience taking, editing, sharing and uploading photos preferred
  • Available during the day on a weekday (Tues., Wed. or Thurs.) starting October 2022 and occasional weekend/evening for fundraising events
  • Able to transport self to program (located 15 minutes North of the perimeter)
  • Able to attend Orientation on Sept. 20, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Volunteer hours: 2-2.5 hours per class a week during program times (10 weeks Oct.-Dec. & 14 weeks Feb.-June, with possibility to “job-share” volunteer hours). Plus 2-4 hours during fundraising events as needed

We will provide full training and support to all volunteers from beginners to experienced. To learn more about this opportunity or to apply contact hayley@urbanstable.ca

We’re Recruiting for Program Drivers!

Program Driver Position

Urban Stable is currently looking for 1 – 2 part-time youth work program drivers, with experience working with and transporting youth, to join our dedicated team of program drivers. We are looking for passionate, energetic, reliable, and experienced mature drivers to provide student transportation to and from the program location using the program vehicle – a 7-passenger mini-van. 

Check out our job opportunities page for more information and how to apply. 

 

Our New Home – Stonehurst Stable

staff and volunteers stand outside barn

After searching high and low we are thrilled to announce we have found and settled into our new home, Stonehurst Stable. 
 
Stonehurst Stable is a beautiful facility near Stonewall, MB that will offer our students a calm, peaceful, warm, and inviting place to connect, learn, and grow. 
 
Our horses are enjoying the quiet, roomy pastures, excellent care, and new friends, both two and four legged. Our horses currently live with the resident sheep and have made friends with the many chickens and cats that bring joy to the humans and are also head of pest control on the farm. 

Our moving day crew (pictured above) worked tirelessly to make moving day a success and were still smiling at the end of the day. Thanks for all your hard work team!

Join Our Team – Program Driver

Student with horse

Urban Stable is currently looking for a youth work driver, with experience working with and transporting youth, to join our dedicated and dynamic team. We are looking for a passionate, energetic, reliable, and experienced driver to provide student transportation to and from the program location using the program vehicle – a 7-passenger mini-van.

Urban Stable, founded in 2001, is a registered charity, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is an accredited Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) centre. Urban Stable empowers youth to engage in their education and community and achieve personal success through hands-on learning experiences with horses. We partner with local school divisions and community partners to provide equine experiential learning and riding programs to youth in grades 5-8, who are struggling at school, assisting them to develop vital life skills such as confidence, self-esteem, and self-awareness. Our programs are proven to increase student attendance and engagement at school and in their community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Transport students at scheduled times to their Urban Stable class and back to school in Urban Stable vehicle
  • Record day-to-day vehicle milage, perform regular vehicle maintenance tasks such as refueling, washing, and cleaning up of garbage at the end of a day/shift as needed
  • Provide day-to-day feedback to Program Director regarding student pickups e.g., if student is absent from school or sick
  • Liaise with Program Director regarding student pick-ups e.g., if student is absent from school or sick
  • Report to Program Director

Key Requirements: 

  • Need to have weekday daytime availability (approx. 9:30am-5:00pm)
  • Need to be available up to 3 days a week (Tues/Wed/Thurs) for approximately 12 hours a week during program time
  • Comfortable driving for durations up to 1hr – 1.5hrs with pick up and drop off on route
  • Must have clean driver’s licence with positive points on driver safety rating scale and no driving infringements e.g., speeding tickets, traffic offenses etc.
  • Must be experienced driver e.g., experience driving on gravel, highway driving and in rain and snow
  • Must follow all federal, provincial and city driving codes and laws
  • 25 years of age + preferred
  • Must have held full driver’s licence for at least 5 years
  • Need to show dedication and commitment to the position
  • Recommend have experience driving youth
  • Must have experience working with youth and youth struggling with challenges
  • Must pass a criminal record check, child abuse registry check and submit a current driver’s abstract
  • Must sign all Urban Stable waivers and agree to abide by all Urban Stable policies

You will have the opportunity to work with a great team that is passionate about providing life-changing programs for at-risk youth. Your approachable and encouraging character, along with your experienced driving and youth leadership skills will help more youth achieve personal success and build vital life skills like confidence and independence that transfer back to their classroom, family, and community. 

Three-month probationary period in effect.

Driver will have routine performance evaluations with Program Director.  
Training and mentoring will be provided to all approved candidates. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.  

Interested individuals are invited to submit their cover letter and resume along with two professional references to hayley@urbanstable.ca.  

Volunteer as a Horse Handler!

 

Be part of a fun, positive environment working with youth and horses helping youth unbridle their potential.
We are looking for volunteer horse handlers, who have horse experience, to join our team leading the students on their horses as they learn to ride. 

Urban Stable empowers youth to engage in their education and community and achieve personal success through hands-on learning with horses.

Horse Handler Requirements:

  • Horse experience required
  • 18 years or older
  • Available during the day on a weekday (Tues., Wed. or Thurs.) starting February 2022
  • Able to transport self to program (located 15 minutes West of the perimeter)
  • Able to attend orientation on Feb. 3 10:30am-11:30am and training Feb. 8 and 9, 2022 9:30am-12:30pm

We are a Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) accredited centre and provide full training and support to all volunteers from advanced beginners to experienced. To learn more about this opportunity or to apply contact hayley@urbanstable.ca

Join Our Team!

Urban Stable is recruiting for two positions – Program Driver and Instructor.

Program Driver Position

We are looking for a Program Driver to join our dedicated and dynamic team. We are looking for a passionate, energetic, reliable, and experienced driver to provide student transportation to and from the program location using the program vehicle. 

Interested individuals are invited to submit their resume along with two references to hayley@urbanstable.ca, deadline is September 22nd, 2021.

Learn more about the Driver Position here.

Instructor Position

Urban Stable is currently looking for a certified Instructor, or a candidate that has the equivalent horse and coaching knowledge and experience of a certified Equestrian Canada Instructor of Beginners or CanTRA Intermediate Instructor, to join our dedicated and dynamic team. We are looking for a passionate, energetic, reliable, and experienced Instructor to coach the youth in our programs.

Interested individuals are invited to submit their resume along with two references to hayley@urbanstable.ca, deadline is September 22nd, 2021.

Learn more about the Instructor Position here.

See all of our job opportunities here.