Talbot Special Riders names Stein volunteer coordinator

Meg Stein, Talbot Special Riders volunteer coordinator, leads Rudy from the stables.

PRESTON — Talbot Special Riders, a therapeutic riding program, is excited to name Meg Stein as its volunteer coordinator.

Stein is a paramedic at Talbot County Department of Emergency Services. She has been a volunteer at Talbot Special Riders since 2005 and has served on the board of directors since 2007.

“Working with our riders and watching them grow and progress is extremely rewarding. You can see the difference it makes in their lives,” Stein said. “I’m looking forward to growing our volunteer base so we can expand our programs to benefit more people.”

“We are fortunate to have Meg as part of our leadership team,” said Kim Hopkins, executive director of Talbot Special Riders. “She brings a wealth of experience and commitment to her role as our volunteer coordinator.”

Talbot Special Riders is seeking volunteers to work with riders during its six-week winter session: three weeks beginning the week of Jan. 7 and three weeks starting the week of March 4.

“A three-week commitment would be really nice for those who can’t do all six weeks,” Stein said. Volunteers usually select the day and time period, morning or afternoon, which best fits their schedule. The minimum age for volunteers is 14.

“We definitely need horse leaders and side walkers for the winter session,” Stein said. “We also have a need for a variety of other roles that aren’t tied to a session.” No prior experience is required. Training will be provided.

Sessions are typically on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at Timber Grove Farm, 6292 Statum Road, Preston. For more information and to apply, visit www.talbotspecialriders.com/Volunteers.html.

Talbot Special Riders is a registered nonprofit organization and a member of PATH International. Its mission is to build confidence, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment for individuals with physical, cognitive, and emotional needs by utilizing equine assisted activities and therapies. Talbot Special Riders has been providing this service to residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot and Queen Anne counties since 1981. Learn more at www.talbotspecialriders.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TalbotSpecialRiders/.

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