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 theranch@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 (click here for the online waiver) and application (click here for the full application online) and feel free to email volunteering@freedomreignsranch.com with any questions​

2) If you are wanting to volunteer as a Session Leader, please run and email a copy of a self-submitted criminal background check (if you need help on suggestions of who to run this through please reach out to us).

4) Submit letters of recommendation from at least two of your leaders (IE Pastor, Supervisor, Teacher, Boss, Mentor) via email to theranch@freedomreignsranch.com

5) Meet! Attendance at a new volunteer "round-up" is required for new volunteers. Our upcoming round-ups are Friday, July 16th at 6:00pm-8:00pm and Friday, August 13th at 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please plan on attending at least one of these in order to begin training.

6) 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 :)