“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” - Erma Bombeck
How can you help?
• Volunteers: Don't have time to commit to one hour a week mentoring our kids in the Stable Moments® program? We would still welcome your help! A lot goes into running a non-profit: office tasks, special events, fundraising, being a back-up (fill-in) mentor, all these are ways you can volunteer to help OIEAA make a difference in our community. Please reach out if you would like to volunteer.
• Mentors: Would you like to make a difference in the life of foster and adopted children?
Stable Moments® is a mentorship program that matches
- 1 community mentor, with
- 1 foster or adopted child and
- 1 horse for
- 1 hour per week for 10 months
... to develop life skills for healthy transitions into adulthood.
Each child is given a plan of care that is color-coded for the life skill areas they are working on. Community mentors then choose activities based on those colors.
To track progress, mentors complete activity logs at the end of each session. We also collect pre and post-test data for life skill improvement and complete progress summaries at the mid-point and end of the session the year.
Mentors must be 18 years old and above.
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or mentor!