Volunteers are a vital part of our programs for children and teens. You can get involved at our residential Ranch facilities, with foster families or at the central office in many different ways. If you are interested in volunteering at The Ranches, please contact us at (800) 660-0289.

All volunteers working directly with children and teens are required to complete a background check including fingerprints, and complete four hours of volunteer training.

Special Friends / Mentors

Develop a supportive and nurturing friendship with a boy or girl.

Office Support

Provide staff with clerical and receptionist support, run errands or deliver welcome baskets to foster children.

Child and Teen Activities

Provide children and teens with activities that enhance self-esteem, build relationships and increase awareness of the world around them.


Provide tutoring in reading, math, and other school subjects.

Animal Activities

Provide assistance with 4-H, horsemanship and other animal programs.

Facilities and Grounds Maintenance

Occasional help with projects such as home repair, painting, gardening and yard work at one of the Ranches.

Special Events

Staff a variety of fund raising and/or public relations special events.

Professional Services

Provide dental, medical, legal, and other professional assistance.

Interested in Volunteering at The Ranches?