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Volunteer

Volunteer Program

 Whether giving hands-on care and socialization to our animals, assisting with our humane education programs, or helping to make an event successful, YOU can make a difference and help support our mission. Rescue Ranch could not operate without the help of our compassionate and dedicated volunteers!

We currently have over 175 volunteers who donate over 9,000 hours per year. Our volunteers serve on committees, assist with daily animal care, humane education programs, upkeep of our grounds, nature trail, off site booth events, seasonal decor and so much more!

No experience is needed. Training is provided for all volunteer positions. Rescue Ranch could not operate without the help of our compassionate and dedicated volunteers! YOU can make a difference and help support our mission.

Currently, our ongoing volunteer program has the following opportunities for ages 14 and older. All interested parties must complete an online application and attend an in-person volunteer orientation.

 

  • 14 and 15 year olds can volunteer with a parent or guardian present

  • 16 and 17 years old can volunteer with a parent/guardian signature 

  • 18 + can join our regular volunteer program

Have any questions? Email volunteer@rescueranch.com

We ask that each volunteer commits to a minimum of four hours per month. A $25 volunteer application fee will be collected at orientation to receive a Rescue Ranch volunteer T-shirt.

See the options below to learn more about our different volunteer opportunities.

 

GETTING STARTED:

1. Fill out an application here.

 - Junior Volunteer forms are here.

 

2. Attend a 2022 Volunteer Orientation (sign up for an orientation here)

  • Saturday, May 14, 11:30am - 1pm

  • Thursday, September 15, 5:30 - 7pm

  • Saturday, November 12, 10 - 11:30pm

3. Decide what opportunity best suits you and start volunteering!

 

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Animal Care Volunteer

Daily opportunities to assist in:

  • Cleaning & sanitization of animal ambassador enclosures

  • Mucking of stalls & raking of fields

  • Ensuring all animal ambassadors have fresh water & diets

  • Socialization

  • Animal Enrichment

  • Animal Care is broken into two parts: Inside and Outside animals.

  • To volunteer with animals, you must complete 3 trainings after your orientation.

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Humane Education Volunteer

  • Assist with Education Programs such as Critter Camps, Beginner Buddies, Field Trips and more.

  • Opportunities consist of activity prep, working with kids, helping with animal presentations, crafting and more.

  • You must be 18 years or older to participate in education programs and must pass a background check.

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Event Volunteer

  • Assist with events at the Ranch and offsite events

  • Opportunities include event setup and tear down, selling merchandise, handing out feed for the animals, assisting with animal presentations, monitoring the barnyard animals and more.

Upcoming Events we need volunteers at:

  • August 20th - 10 Year Anniversary Dinner - Offsite

  • October 8th - Dogtoberfest at the Ranch

  • December 3rd - Winter at the Ranch

 

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Ranch Hand Volunteer

  • Opportunities include landscaping, maintenance, crafting, gardening, woodworking, seasonal decor, painting, small projects, trail maintenance and more!

  • This is the group that makes our legendary Hay Art for events!​

  • Ranch Hands meet on Thursdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm

 

Other Ways To Volunteer

PROJECT WORKDAYS

Have children that need volunteer hours? Want to volunteer but can't commit to the full program? Come to a Rescue Ranch Project Workday! These days will include gardening, crafting, event prep, seasonal decor setup and more!  You do not have to attend a volunteer orientation to sign up for Project Work Days so that means you can bring your family or friends to come help! Workdays are suitable for ages 12 yrs or older. Ages 12-15 must have a parent/guardian on site. 

  • Saturday, May 14, 1-5 pm

  • Saturday, September 24, 1-5 pm

Sign up for a project work day here.

DIY ANIMAL ENRICHMENT GUIDE

Have children that need volunteer hours? Want to help our animals by crafting at home? Make animal enrichment items from the comfort of your own home. We also will sign off on service hours for making these enrichment items. 

Click here for the PDF guide. Have any questions on the guide? Email info@rescueranch.com

VOLUNTEER GROUPS

Rescue Ranch loves to host community service or Give Back Days for local businesses, civic, social, church and athletic groups! We have lots of volunteer projects in our Idea Bank to help your group choose a project that suits your skill set.

  • Volunteer groups can also donate the cost of materials or other items necessary to complete projects.

For more information on Group Volunteering, please email Volunteer@RescueRanch.com