Michigan Abilities Center (MAC) provides therapy, learning, life skills, and wellness programs that focus on strengths and abilities, not disabilities. MAC is a PATH, International Center that serves all ages and abilities, with over a 90-year age span between clients. Equine assisted therapy is emphasized due to the unique healing and empowering benefits of the horse’s rhythmic movement, personality, and the horse-human interaction. Therapy and learning programs are customized to achieve meaningful goals for all ages and abilities. Farm life is combined with therapy and learning via equine assisted therapy and activities (hippotherapy, therapeutic riding, equine assisted learning and mental health, and recreational riding), experiential learning, life skills, and traditional & alternative rehabilitation services. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discover the healing and empowering benefits of farm life and “horsepower”!
ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED WITH THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS:
Program-related activities (previous horse experience welcomed but not required)-
Assist with therapeutic riding and hippotherapy sessions (horse handlers & sidewalkers)**
Assist with program development, clerical work, special events & fundraisers
Assist with animal care (e.g. feeding, grooming, mucking)
**We have volunteer opportunities to assist with our therapeutic riding/hippotherapy sessions every Wednesday from 2pm-6:30pm, and Saturdays from 8am-1:30pm. Please let us know what day and time works best for you on a regular basis.**
Building & Landscape Projects (at a beautiful 60-acre historic farm with abundant wildlife)-
Facility improvements & maintenance (e.g. painting, fence repairs, building holding stalls)
Landscaping & gardening activities (e.g. planting, weeding, woodchips, & rock edging)
Clearing riding trails and trail maintenance, cutting up brush piles & stacking
Please fill our New Volunteer Contact & Availability Form by clicking on the link below to provide your information & availability.
This form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Once you submit your form,
our team will be in contact with you to schedule an orientation session.:
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers