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Position Announcement: Volunteer Board Member for Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Are you passionate about horses and making a positive impact in the San Francisco Bay Area community? Do you believe in the healing power of therapeutic riding and its ability to bring joy, build self-esteem, and heal people, especially children and adults with developmental delays, PTSD, or other needs? If so, we invite you to join the Board of Directors at Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center (Giant Steps) and become a part of our heartfelt non-profit mission.

About Giant Steps: Giant Steps is dedicated to creating an inclusive community that empowers individuals of all abilities, identities, and backgrounds to lead enriched and independent lives. Our organization harnesses the therapeutic potential of horses to address a wide range of barriers, fostering physical, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and developmental growth. Through lessons in horseback riding and general horsemanship skills, we enhance the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of our participants, especially children and adults facing various challenges.

Our high-quality programming provides a safe space for individuals to form meaningful connections with horses, instructors, volunteers, and peers. Giant Steps is where disabilities are transformed into abilities, and participants experience a sense of belonging and accomplishment. As a premier accredited organization by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), we take pride in delivering the highest quality programming to those in need.

Position Overview: We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Directors as volunteer members. As a board member, you will play a crucial role in shaping the strategic direction of Giant Steps, ensuring the continuation and growth of our mission. Your passion for horses and dedication to helping individuals in need will contribute significantly to the positive impact we make on the lives of our participants.

Time Commitment: The time commitment for this position is no more than 6 hours a month. In addition to contributing to board meetings and decision-making, you will have the opportunity to help and attend fundraising events for Giant Steps, supporting our financial stability and expanding our outreach.

Desired Qualifications: While we welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences, we are particularly interested in candidates who are interested in making a difference in the lives of others and have a passion for horses. Specifically, individuals with legal and graphic design experience are a plus.

How to Apply: If you are inspired by our mission and would like to be a part of the Giant Steps family, please reach out to Debra Beresini at [email protected] for more information and to express your interest.

Join us at Giant Steps and be part of a team that creates a lasting impact in the lives of individuals facing challenges. Together, we can continue to transform disabilities into abilities, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time.