As a nonprofit organization, we depend upon the commitment of our volunteer community to help facilitate our equine-assisted services, maintain the health of our herd of therapy horses, and upkeep our 60-acre ranch. The relationship between participants, volunteers, and horses establish connections that benefit our entire mission.
Our volunteer program relies on a foundation of training, education, and support, providing an equal opportunity for all to join our team. As an organization, we believe so strongly in the healing nature of the work done here at Halleck Creek Ranch, the therapeutic benefits not only affect our program participants deeply, but our volunteer team as well. If you believe in the healing and freedom that can come from engaging with individuals with disabilities, horses, and nature, we invite you to apply!
Volunteers are needed five days a week, Tuesday – Saturday. The minimum age for volunteering in our Therapeutic Riding Program is 14 years old and Facility Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Facility volunteers under the age of 14 are required to have a parent or guardian volunteer alongside them and provide supervision. All volunteers pay a $40 enrollment fee and volunteers 18 and over must pass a background check. At this time, we require all volunteers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Both Facility Volunteers and Program Volunteers are required to attend an Orientation, and Program Volunteers are required to attend additional training prior to their first shift. All of our volunteer roles are physically-demanding positions, you will be on your feet the majority of the shift and could walk several miles during that time. We require a minimum of one full 8-week session commitment when initially signing up, with the hope for you to stay beyond that! (Almost everyone does!) To begin volunteering at Halleck Creek Ranch, one starts as either a Facility Volunteer or a Sidewalker Program Volunteer. Please visit our Volunteer Jobs page to decide which route is right for you, and fill out an application today!