Junior Volunteer

What better way to spend time with your family than by doing something positive and leading by example? Volunteering with your child is a memorable, unique learning experience. When you and your child volunteer together, you’re strengthening the community, as well as your own personal bond.

Junior volunteers learn about responsibility, work ethic, boost self-esteem, acquire new skills, while instilling compassion and making a difference in the community. Most importantly, IT’S FUN!

  • Junior volunteers must be between 14 or 15 years old.
  • An adult partner is required. Adult partner can be a child’s parent, guardian or family member over the age of 21.
  • Must commitment to a minimum of 4 hours per month or one major event per quarter.
  • $25 volunteer application fee (will receive Rescue Ranch volunteer T-shirt)

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Not looking to be a long-term volunteer and only needing school service hours? We offer project days on the second Saturday of every month where you can earn around 3 service hours in one day! These volunteers may also volunteer at our events on an as-needed basis. If you are seeking service hours, please do not apply for our regular volunteer program. Instead, email volunteer@rescueranch.com!

Requirements for Adult Volunteer Partners

To be an adult volunteer partner to a junior volunteer you must:

  • Be the child’s parent, guardian, or family member and be over the age of 21
  • Complete an online application.
  • Attend an orientation with your junior volunteer(s)
  • Make a commitment to your junior volunteer and Rescue Ranch. We ask our volunteers to commit to 4 hours of service per month or 1 major event per quarter.


Besides volunteering your time, there are many different ways that families and kids can help support Rescue Ranch. Please email volunteer@rescueranch.com for more information about youth fundraising.

Looking for group volunteer opportunities or service project ideas? If you would like to volunteer as a Scout Troop, School Group, or Community Group or complete your service project at the Ranch; please refer to our group volunteer & service projects page.

For more information, please contact us at volunteer@rescueranch.com.

Humane Education Programs

Education is at the core of everything we do, and our humane education programs are the founding element of Rescue Ranch. These programs provide hands-on experiential encounters for children of all ages. Please visit our Critter Camp page if you are interested in being a Junior Counselor for Camp.

Learn more about our program opportunities ›