There’s always a lot to do at the ranch, and while many opportunities involve horses, teens, or younger kids, there are plenty of opportunities to serve in other areas that match your talents and interests!
We welcome individuals and groups to come to the Ranch for a one-time service project or on an on-going basis.
We also welcome volunteers from all walks of life. Our staff and session leaders are Christians who believe that the best way we can show God's love is to put our faith into action by serving and loving people well, and these leaders will speak about their faith openly. However, we do not require volunteers in any other position to be of a certain belief. At no time will our commitment to Ranch participants or volunteers waiver due to a different belief.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We ask that all regular volunteers be over age 15 for safety reasons. If you would like to volunteer as a family or you have younger children who want to volunteer, please check out upcoming Community Work Days.
REGULAR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Horse Care Team
Commitment: 2+ days per month
Training: 4 sessions
Activities include feeding and grooming horses, picking feet and applying hoof treatments, basic wound care, cleaning tack, mucking stalls, and general barn-keeping.
Commitment: 2+ days per month for at least 1 full season
Training: 4 sessions
Activities include welcoming guests to sessions, engaging non-session guests in non-horse activities, assisting session leaders as needed, cleaning tack, and general barn-keeping.
Commitment: 2+ days per month for at least 3 seasons (approximately 1 year)
Training: 6 sessions
Activities include leading sessions and ranch volunteers, being involved in mentor groups, and helping with barn chores.
Commitment: One-time or on-going
Activities include weed eating, landscaping and gardening, heavy equipment work, cleaning and conditioning tack, throwing hay during the fall and winter, general barn-keeping (dusting, raking, cleaning, and organizing), building projects, and helping with the general stewardship of the Ranch.
If you're interested in joining the Barn Team on a one-time or committed basis, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Become a Volunteer
1) Fill out the waiver and volunteer application. You can also email email@example.com with any questions.
2) Attend a New Volunteer "Round-Up." Upcoming date TBD. Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Email at least two letters of recommendation from leaders—such as your pastor, supervisor, teacher, or mentor—and a copy of your photo ID to email@example.com.
4) START! Our volunteer coordinator will email you with training dates. Come with a teachable spirit, and we’ll help you learn! You’ll probably find that you gain far more than you give. :)