Each week we are privileged to join alongside individuals and families who come ready to help wherever needed. Volunteering at Image of Hope Ranch is designed to be much more than getting chores done. By working side by side, we have the privilege of seeing good work ethics learned and mending of hearts within families as well as individuals. If you live in the area and are interested in giving your time to the ranch, we invite you to complete and return a Volunteer Application.
We rely on volunteers to help with the daily task list, as well as maintenance, miscellaneous jobs that arise and fundraising events. If you have a specific skill or gift that you would like to offer, be sure to indicate that on your application. Volunteers must be age 18 or older. If a youth aged 17 or under is interested in volunteering, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or approved as a youth volunteer. We love having families volunteer together, and much of our daily chore list is completed by groups, individual adults, and families working side by side. Please keep in mind that we do not offer childcare. It is the volunteer's responsibility to watch his or her children at all times while at the ranch.
Complete and submit the volunteer application. After you have submitted the application, Michelle Fox our, Director of Operations - DeKalb will contact you for an interview, a tour and to coordinate your schedule. If your interest is working as a Session Leader, you will go through a training process with a Session Trainer.
If you desire to serve the Ranch as a group, we invite you to complete and return 1 Group Liability and Release Form for every volunteer in your group. Please let us know of any specific skills or talents your group wishes to utilize or share. Those skills can range from basic ranch chores like cleaning stalls to painting or building fence. Whatever the nature of your group, we hope to find a good fit for you that will also meet a need at the Ranch. Both an application and an interview with the group leader are required. Groups do have the option of being "On Call," and we will contact you when we have big jobs that will require many hands or specific skills. We welcome groups of children and teens as well! However, we do require a ratio of 1 of your own leaders to every 5 child/teen that you bring.
For more information, please contact Michelle Fox, Director of Operations at email@example.com.
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