Volunteer with the Ranch

Sharing Time and Talent

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the ministry, serving daily in many capacities. We are grateful for everyone who chooses to volunteer with us!

 

The four main volunteer opportunities are: 

  • Barn Volunteer - takes care of the horses

  • Session Volunteer - our most needed! - work with a Rancher and horse

  • Facilities Volunteer - assists with Ranch maintenance, small construction projects and land care

  • Special Project Volunteer - use their God-given talents to fulfill a variety of roles from event planning to construction to photography.

While experience working with horses or children is wonderful, we offer an extensive training program to give volunteers confidence in their role and provide a quality experience for Ranchers.

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Barn Volunteers

Barn volunteers serve year round and are responsible for the daily care of our horse herd and barn.

 

Volunteers serve once a week during their assigned shift (approx. 2 hours). We offer two shifts per day, one in the morning from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and one in the evening (time varies seasonally.) Activities include feeding the horses, turning them in/out to pasture, cleaning the barn, and mucking stalls. 

We ask that barn volunteers commit to serving 3 months or more. Horse experience is preferred but NOT required!

If you have a question please contact the Admin.

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Session Volunteers

Session volunteers team up with a Rancher (child or teen) and a horse for 75 minutes, working with the same Rancher each week as a mentor and leader. Activities range from horse grooming, tacking, leading the Rancher on the horse, and taking part in a Bible-based lesson

 

Session volunteer roles include:

Wrangler- serve as a mentor to a child and guide to the horse

Ranch Hand- assist with a Wrangler/ Rancher/ horse team

Gatekeeper- seasoned volunteer oversees all of the session activities 

Session Volunteers are age 13+ (Wrangler and Ranch Hand) and commit to one day and time during a Spring or Fall season, which are held from March to June, and September to November, Sunday to Friday.

 

Online and hands on training will be provided to great successful volunteer experience.  Volunteers 18+ will have a background check required.

If you have a question please contact the Program Director.

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Facilities Volunteers

This team completes regular facility maintenance such as hanging gates, repairing stall latches, weed whacking and mowing fields. Larger projects include building run-in sheds or supervising electrical additions. We also have multiple opportunities for skilled laborers such as electricians and framers as we build our new facility at our Forever Home.

The team works together to schedule large projects, so volunteers are able to jump in on projects as their schedule allows.

If you would like more information email us here.

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Special Project Volunteers

A multitude of other volunteer opportunities exist at the Ranch, including event assistant, greeter, office assistant, skilled construction laborer, gardener/landscaper, devotional leader, electrician, photography, and prayer team.

Do you have a special God-given gift you want to share with the Ranch? Click here to let us know how you would like to contribute!

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"The family feeling amongst the Ranchers and volunteers is great. The volunteers worked so well together!"
~Rancher 
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