Volunteers are the heart of this ministry. Whether it’s being a mentor, a photographer, or a fundraiser, we need volunteers in order to make a difference in people’s lives. We care deeply about our volunteers and often we will hear that God used this as a place of healing and restoration for them and not just for the kids who they serve.
Whatever your experience level, your gifts, your age, or your personality, we would love to talk to you about volunteer opportunities at the ranch. If you have a passion or skill-set that we do not have listed, just contact us and we can find a place to get you plugged in! Throughout the year we need many different types of volunteers, so if you are interested please let us know!
If you are interested specifically in mentoring please fill out the mentor application. If you are interested in any other kind of volunteer position, please fill out the general volunteer application.
For a short description of some of our volunteer needs, please read below.
Mentors come on a weekly basis throughout the summer or fall to meet one-on-one with a participant. Throughout the season they build a supportive, loving relationship with the participant through working on chores and horsemanship skills together. Mentors are required to be Christians with a grounded, growing relationship with God, be 18 years or older, have a love for kids and teens, and demonstrate reliability. This is our greatest volunteer need at Haven Acres, and since it is working one-on-one with kids and teens we have a thorough application and interview process. Don’t know the horse stuff? There’s 6 weeks of training in the spring to teach all the mentors the basics of safety and horsemanship skills.
Volunteer training is mid-April to the end of May, and sessions run June-September.