Volunteer With Us
Do We Accept Volunteers?
Yes! We love and are grateful for our teen and adult volunteers! The minimum age for volunteers is 14. Volunteers must have a parent or ward sign for them if they are a minor, and accompany them on their first visit to the ranch. We just want to be sure the parent is comfortable with the facility, with the staff, and with the activities we have their child engaged in. As a registered nonprofit we provide hours toward Bright Futures, Future Farmers of America, and the Veterinary Assisting Program requirements through Harmony High School. We are also qualified to offer community service hours.
What Activities Do Volunteers Participate In?
Horse-related activities include helping to feed, groom, and move the horses to and from their paddocks and arenas, sweeping stalls and shed areas, mucking in the shelters and the paddocks, cleaning the corral panel stalls, dusting and oiling horse tack and keeping the equipment and supplies in our shed clean. Additional facility-related activities include weeding and watering in our flower and herb gardens, assisting with cleaning in the barn, and helping to fill worn areas in the paddocks.
What Screening Do We Do?
After filling in and returning the volunteer application, we do a background check on all potential volunteers. Working with horses and possibly being around at-risk populations of the community during programs determines
Please fill out the application found at the link here, or by clicking the button above, and then return via email or in person. If returning in person, please be sure to make an appointment to meet with Kerul at the ranch as there is not always staff available to meet you on a walk in basis.
*First Nature Foundation is a Equine and Nature Facilitated Personal and Professional Development center. We do not provide any form of equine therapy.*