Join our NGO helping people through therapy with horses Cirkovce, Slovenia



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    This is the first non-governmental organization in Slovenia that for over ten years has been involved in the planning, systematic and professional development of the field of Equine assisted activities and therapies according to the principles of a holistic treatment of persons with special needs. Its basic activities are:
    • developing various programs of Equine assisted activities and therapies for different target groups of users; children, adolescents and adults,
    • co-financing the costs of Equine assisted activities and therapies for people from a socially weaker environment,
    • designing, setting up and organizing a training system for professional staff in the field of Equine assisted activities and therapies,
    • education and training of therapeutic horses,
    • promotion of this area, linking and disseminating good practice in Slovenia and abroad.
    We constantly strive to achieve new goals and excellence in the performance of our mission, so during more then 10 years of active involment, we have been working to develop the field of Equine assisted activities and therapies (EAA / EAT) in the following ways:
    Developing and implementing EAA / EAT programs for different target groups ;
    Development of a training system for professional staff;
    Striving to systemic regulation of EAA / EAT;
    Spreading a culture of horsemanship;
    Partnership with foreign organizations;
    Informing the public and spreading good practice;
    Project work;
    Voluntary and humanitarian work;

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Slovenia as such is rich in cultural and natural Heritage. Any travelers who would be interested in helping out would be able to explore the vicinity of our destination with the oldest town of Slovenia – Ptuj, the beautiful Drava plain many other interesting sites.
    Since we work with persons with special needs, they would be able to get to know the richness of these persons, exchange ideas and fill themselves with personal riches that are only possible in relation with children, adolescent and adults with special needs combined with horses.

  • Help


    We need help in preparing some of our newcomer horses for their Equine assisted work. Work includes:
    Riding and lounging of young horses, ground work, help with preparing the carriage and training of the carriage horses, corrective riding of school horses, riding in nature.
    We expect the travelers to have above basic equine knowledge.
    Our team consists of 5 local employees, who mostly organize and execute Equine assisted interventions and a lot of volunteers, who assist at different tasks.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The Workawayers will be accommodated in the newly build Horse Glamping Park, in a building operating as a hostel with toilets and showers to share. The building is heated and is comfortable. WiFi is available 24/7. The building is situated within our park in beautiful nature.
    Food will be provided by the local restaurant where we also provide the food for the children attending our programs and for our staff. Its local food and tastes delicious. Both outdoor and indoor kitchen with all necessary appliances are also available.
    At the time spent at our park, only volunteers will be living in this building.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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