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Young Volunteers and Horses Make a Change for Children with Disabilities


Young people from the EU dedicate their time to help children in need and gain knowledge and experience on the way.

The project offers an opportunity for young people from France, Germany, and Portugal to volunteer in the Program ''Free Therapeutic Riding for Children with Disabilities''. Since 2021 we will be welcoming young enthusiasts from Luxembourg, too. 

The goals of the project are to:

  • Engage young people willing to contribute to the community in order to strengthen it;

  • Teach and promote solidarity, tolerance, non-discrimination, social inclusion, and understanding among the young people;

  • Facilitate development and improvement of professional skills and knowledge in young people to help them in their professional development;

  • Facilitate development of personal skills, abilities, and talents in young people to help them in their personal growth;

  • Create a welcoming environment for cultural exchange for the young people and the local community;

  • Encourage young people to contribute and apply their own ideas;

  • Empower young people to respond to social challenge;

  • Allow young people to become aware of the environment and ways to care for it;

  • Contribute substantially to improve the conditions of disabled children.

Young volunteers from different European states have the chance to come to Bulgaria for two months and provide assistance to the instructor in the Program. Volunteers will learn more about the local culture and gain valuable professional and personal experience. 

The activities in the project include:

  • Supporting the instructor in therapeutic riding sessions and in their preparation 

  • Assisting with maintenance of the horses and the facilities 

  • Participate and execute small projects, such as building a play area for the children with disabilities

The projects ‘’Young Volunteers and Horses Make a Change for Children with Disabilities’’ and ‘’Young Volunteers and Horses Make a Change for Children with Disabilities 2021-2022’’ are supported by the European Solidarity Corps.


Official number of the project: 2020-3-BG01-ESC11-094769 'This project is funded with the support of the European Commission. This publication reflects only the personal views of its author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for the use of the information contained therein.'

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