We want you to join our herd of volunteers.

As a volunteer at Healing with Horses Ranch you become a part of our herd and a vital piece to increasing independence and resilience through the power of the horse for at risk youth, veterans, and people with disabilities. 

As a new volunteer you will start off supporting through barn upkeep.  Then, as you are able to sign up for and attend our various volunteer training sessions, you will be approved to extend your reach into supporting as an adaptive riding lesson volunteer, a feed team member or with facilities projects.  We also always accept support in the administration or fundraising realms.  If you have any unique skills to contribute to our organization please, let us know!

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 Volunteer Orientation sessions will occur every first Saturday from 9-11 am.  This serves as a time for interested individuals to physically come out to the Ranch, receive a tour and submit required paperwork. We request every volunteer to commit to attending required training sessions. Volunteer Orientation sessions are capped at 20 individuals per session; signups will occur first-come-first-serve basis (see below for available dates). 

You may contact our Volunteer Coordinator with any further questions at lauren.higgins@healingwithhorsesranch.org

Please take our vitual tour Prior to attending your orientation

A Facilities Team Volunteer supports by improving and maintaining our property.  Whether that be fence repair, tree trimming, or otherwise, help us keep the Ranch safe and beautiful.  This position is flexible and can occur as a recurring or project based commitment. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Attend Healing with Horses Ranch Volunteer Orientation 
  • 14+ or accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Must consent to and pass a background check
  • Must attend facilities training to use Ranch tools, vehicles, and other implements. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule a shift and recognize pertinent needs
  • Properly store and care for Ranch tools, vehicles, and other property when used for facilities projects

REWARDS

  • Learning how to use a tractor, riding lawn mower, power tools, and more
  • Get out into nature and work with your hands to benefit a good cause 
  • Start and complete land management and carpentry projects
  • Work independently or on a team

A Lesson Team Volunteer supports our PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors (CTRI's) in adaptive riding lessons, serving as a role model and mentor for program participants. It is ideal that lesson volunteers commit to the same lesson time every week but substitutes are often needed and welcomed on a more intermittent basis. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Attend Healing with Horses Ranch Volunteer Orientation.
  • Must be at least 14 years old 
  • Must consent to and pass a background check
  • Have the ability to walk and stand for 45 minutes to an hour or more. 
  • Attend three provided equine related trainings; Horse Safety, Side-walking and Horse Handling

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to managing a safe environment by assisting a CTRI to advocate for horse and participant in adaptive riding lessons

REWARDS

  • Being a role model and mentor to at-risk youth or individuals with disabilities 
  • Learning about horsemanship and therapeutic riding 

A Feed Team Volunteer contributes to feeding, mucking stalls, and other essential horse care related tasks. Feed Team Volunteers work on teams of 2-4 people. Morning feedings begin at 8 am and evening feedings at 5 pm. This is a 1-1.5 hour weekly commitment. It is ideal that Feed Team Volunteers commit to the same shift every week but intermittent substitutes are often needed and welcomed. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Must consent to and complete a background check.
  • Must attend Healing with Horses Ranch Volunteer Orientation and complete Horse Safety and Handling Training.
  • Have the ability manage tasks independently. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and feed the daily AM or PM feed regiment to Healing with Horse Ranch Herd. 
  • Clean and organize stalls, barn isle, and feed room after every feeding. 
  • Ensure all stall and pasture waters are full, fresh, and accessible to the herd. 
  • Alert the staff members of possible horse health concerns (cuts, rashes, signs lameness, signs of illness, or unusual behaviors).

REWARDS

  • Getting to spend time with horses. 
  • Learning about horse care and horsemanship. 
  • Meeting new people through volunteering on a team.