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 22
  • September 9
  • October 21

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: Returning Volunteer Renewal Form 2017
Download: Equine Volunteer Handbook 2017
Download: Know Your Horse Chart 2017
Download: Rules of the Barn 2017
Download: Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents

Or you can fill out the application online: (New applicants)



Returning Equestrian Volunteers please use this form: Equestrian Volunteer Annual Update 2017

Volunteer Schedule:

  • Barn Buddies: 4:30PM – 6PMpm  Monday through Friday: Work includes feeding the horses, cleaning stalls, cleaning/filling water buckets, and grooming horses (if time allows).
  • Grooming Gang: 9AM -11AM Tuesday & Thursday:  Grooming horses, turning horses out for play and pasture time, and cleaning/filling water buckets.
  • Saturday volunteers can work from 7:30AM – 9:30AM or 9:15AM – 11:30AM.  Saturday volunteers who are 14 years of age or older can work both shifts (9-13 year olds can only work one shift).Saturday volunteering follows the Therapy schedule so please note the Session and Break dates:

Summer Camp Internships – (Summer Camp 2017 has ended)
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. We offer before and after school care for children ages 5-22. Fill out the following application and submit it to our office for consideration. Download: Childcare Volunteer Application 2017