Volunteer

There’s always a lot to do at the ranch, and not all of it involves animals or kids. There are opportunities to serve in many ways for individuals and groups, one-time or on an on-going basis.
 



HORSE CARE TEAM

Commitment: Basic Training and 1 season, 2 days per month (or more if desired). Self-Submitted background check required.

 Areas of serving include: Feeding horses, grooming horses, cleaning tack, mucking stalls, general barn-keeping.

RANCH ASSISTANTS

Commitment: Basic Training and 1 season, 2 days per month (or more if desired). Self-Submitted background check required.

 Areas of serving include: Welcoming guests on session days, engaging non-session guests in non-horse activities, assisting session leaders as needed, cleaning tack and general barn-keeping.

SESSION LEADERS

 - Commitment: series of 6 training sessions after basic training and 1 season+ as a leader, 2-4 days per month (or more if desired). Self-Submitted background check required.

    Areas of serving include:  Leading Sessions, Involvement with Mentor Groups, leading Farm Volunteers, helping with farm chores.

 

THE ON-CALL TEAM
In addition to scheduled volunteers, we always have a need for folks to help with the general stewardship of the Ranch. If you're interested in helping in any of the following areas on a one-time or committed basis, please email us at volunteering@freedomreignsranch.com

-Weed Eating

-Heavy landscaping (digging and heavy equipment work)

-Cleaning and Conditioning Tack

-Gardening and aesthetic landscaping

-Throwing hay during hay season

-General Barn Keeping (dusting, raking, cleaning, organizing)

-Building projects

 

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"Being able to serve alongside your spouse in a such a tangible way - getting dirty, hauling hay, and weed eating round pens may seem insignificant, but for us it has been so powerful. In the future, when hard situations arise or tragedy hits, I know Josiah and I will be able to work together, with Christ, to overcome those challenges because of what we’ve accomplished already at the ranch. We’ve learned to communicate better, and I have learned how to follow Josiah’s leadership when I am unsure on how to proceed" (Brie, 2017 Volunteer)

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The Process:

1) Fill out the waiver and volunteer application (CLICK HERE: Waiver and App) and feel free to email theranch@freedomreignsranch.com with any questions​​​

2) Meet! Attendance at a new volunteer "round-up" is required for new volunteers. Our upcoming round-ups are Friday, August 6th at 6:00pm-8:00pm and Friday, September 17th at 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please RSVP by emailing theranch@freedomreignsranch.com.

3) After the round-up, submit letters of recommendation from at least two of your leaders (IE Pastor, Supervisor, Teacher, Boss, Mentor) via email to theranch@freedomreignsranch.com

4) START! Our volunteer coordinator will email you with training dates (volunteering@freedomreignsranch.com) - come with a teachable spirit and we will help you learn all you desire to! You’ll probably find out that you gain far more than you give :)