Become a Volunteer


Get Involved!
Whether time, money, in-kind donations, referrals, or outreach, the Ranch could use your help. A difference is made when a person reaches out and offers the gifts given to them for the benefit of someone else. The Ranch relies on donations from the community to sustain the many different programs available to area families.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
Ivey Ranch Park Association is listed as a charity with the CFC. You can have Ivey Ranch listed as a recipient of funds through your employer. The Ivey Ranch CFC number is: 38605
For more information, you can visit the CFC website at:

Equestrian Volunteers
Volunteers assist with our Therapeutic Riding Program as well as the care, grooming and exercise of our horses. Our volunteers are how we are able to do what we do for the children and Ivey Ranch Park. Volunteers not only help care for the horses, but help our riders have their riding experience. Volunteers help to guide the horse and balance the rider. If you have any time on your weekends or afternoons we could use your help. It is a great way to help a child, get some horse time, and can be a chance for the family to do something together. Equestrian volunteers must complete an application and a two-hour orientation prior to participating in the program.

Volunteer orientation dates for 2017

  • March 4
  • April 29
  • July 29
  • September 16
  • October 28

Orientations are held from 1:00-2:30pm at Ivey Ranch, at the horses.
Attending an orientation is required to work with the Horses and Therapy programs.
Volunteers must be at least 9 years old.  No Horse experience necessary.
Please wear pants or jeans and closed-toe shoes.
You may print the application here and bring it with you to the orientation.

Download: Equestrian Program Volunteer Application 2017
Download: Equine Volunteer Handbook 2017
Download: Know Your Horse Chart 2017
Download: Rules of the Barn 2017

Or you can fill out the application online:



Volunteer Schedule:
Barn Buddies is from 4pm – 5:30pm  Monday through Friday.
Work includes evening chores, such as cleaning stalls and cleaning/filling waters, grooming horses ( if time allows) and feeding the horses.

Grooming Gang is 9am -11am Tues & Thurs.
Grooming,  cleaning stalls, turning out horses.

Saturday volunteers can work either 7:30am – 9:15am or 9:15am – 11:30 am.

Summer Camp Internships
Interns assist with Summer Camp attendees aged 7 to 17, disabled and able-bodied alike, in a variety of roles. These roles may include grooming, tacking, and leading horses during class, assisting in humane education, feeding and watering horses, basic vet care, stable management, and assisting instructors during riding class. Training will be provided for all positions so interns can be moved between programming when needed. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age by June 22nd..

Volunteer Opportunities
We are continuously in need of community volunteers for the maintenance and up keep of our grounds and facilities. We have on-going need for assistance in the following areas and programs: (experience is not required – we will teach you)

  • Equestrian Program
  • Childcare Volunteers
  • Summer Camp Internships
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • General Facilities Clean-up
  • Sprinkler/Irrigation Installation
  • Fund-raising event-committee
  • Board of Directors

Contact our office for more information!

Childcare Volunteers
Opportunities are available to volunteer in our childcare program working with children with special needs and able bodied. We offer preschool program, daycare as well as before and after school care. Fill out the following application and submit it to our office for consideration. Download: Childcare Volunteer Application 2017