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Being a volunteer-driven organization, we do not have a physical office location or normal hours. Our staff members work remotely, unless they are at the barn for lessons or an activity/event. Lessons and activities/events change based on the season and participant needs. To learn more, visit our website or give us a call at (269) 429-0671.

Since 2006, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) has helped people young and old with special needs achieve “I Did It!” moments and improve their lives.  Come be a part of people and horses working together to challenge, inspire, and strengthen each other.  New volunteers and participants are always welcomed. 

We are currently looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our team.  This is a part-time, paid position that would be ideal for a stay-at-home parent or retiree.  The candidate is responsible for scheduling volunteers for our equine-assisted services, producing weekly lesson schedules, communicating with volunteers and staff, and maintaining volunteer records.  Requirements include: being a people person, self-motivated, able to meet deadlines, work independently and within a team, possess strong communication skills, and able to work efficiently with Excel, Word, e-mail, and social media.  Ideally the candidate would also have experience working with people with disabilities, volunteers, and horses.  View a full job description at  Send resumes to Autumn Zick, TEC Board President, at

TEC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 service organization that provides year-round, horse-related activities, and therapeutic riding to people young and old with special needs, including veterans and active military members.  Our programs are designed to help children to seniors find hope, reach beyond their expectations, and discover unlimited possibilities.  We do this by engaging the power of horses to challenge, inspire, and strengthen their bodies, minds, and spirits.  TEC is open to residents living with special needs in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren countries. 

Our programs meet the therapeutic needs of children and adults living with a wide range of physical, cognitive, neurological, and emotional disabilities.  Through horse-related interaction and learning riding skills, many participants enhance social interactions, expand speech and language skills, learn teamwork, gain self-confidence, increase emotional control, and much more!

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