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 six days a week, Monday – Saturday. The minimum age for volunteering is 14-years-old. 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, in any given shift one individual could walk up to three miles and will be on their feet the majority of the 3-hour shift. We require a minimum of one full 8-week session commitment when initially signing up, with the intention 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 Horse Care/Level 1 Volunteer. Please visit our Volunteer Jobs page to decide which route is right for you, and fill out an application today!