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Volunteering

We need volunteers for many areas on the ranch, and you might be just the right person to do the job! Running a working ranch requires much more than most people think. There are many chores that need tending to and many animals to feed.

 

Volunteer opportunities range from cleaning stalls, to office work, to prayer teams, to working with kids! 

If you live in the area and are interested in giving your time to the ranch, we invite you to complete and return our Volunteer Application.

 

Our Volunteers must be age 18 or older. If a youth age 17 or under is interested in volunteering, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or approved as a Youth Volunteer. We love having families volunteer together, and much of our daily chore list is completed by groups of individual adults, parents and kids working side by side. Please keep in mind that we do not offer childcare for volunteers. It is the volunteers responsibility to watch his or her children at all times while at the ranch.

 

We rely on this team of volunteers to help us with the daily task list, as well as miscellaneous jobs that arise. If you have a specific skill or gift that you would like to offer be sure to indicate that on your application. 

 

Volunteer Application Process:

  • Complete and submit the Volunteer application.

  • Pass the background check (no cost to you).

  • Volunteer Coordinator will contact you for an informal interview and to coordinate your schedule

 

Other Information:

  • We recommend you sign up for one of our volunteer meetings, or call for a tour, if you are unfamiliar with the program before you volunteer. 

  • Families, please be prepared to come together and work together while you are here.

 

Opportunities:

 

   One-to-Another Mentor (March – October)

Volunteers with horse knowledge who have a heart for kids commit to meeting with a youth once a week for 1-2 hours.  Volunteers teach horsemanship skills and help youth walk through personal struggles.  

The One-to-Another program is tailored to fit the needs of individual youth.  

 

   Group Mentor (June – August)

Small groups of youth meet once a week, for seven week sessions, to learn horsemanship skills and participate in activities.  Volunteers help youth interact with the horse and process what they are learning from the Group Leader.

 

   Ranch Worker

There is always work to be done around the ranch.  Corporate Teams, Church Groups, Neighborhoods, or individuals who are willing to work and don't mind getting dirty are welcomed!  This makes it possible for us to maintain a clean and safe environment for the kids who come to participate in the program.  Ranch work can be even be used towards community service/volunteer hours! 

 

   Event Planning Committees

Helping with events such as our Blessing of the Horses Fundraiser, Black Tie Blue Jean Fundraiser, or the Ranch Family Christmas.

 

   Prayer Warriors