Take an important step today to volunteer and see for yourself how your valuable time is made even more valuable as you partner with us in helping transform kid’s lives.
The Road Map To Volunteering!
Stop 2 Join us for Walking Among The Herd. Spend two hours with the Founders of Reigning Grace Ranch, Amanda and Christopher Moore, as stories are shared of the Ranch’s humble beginnings — and why horses? This interactive workshop takes you on a journey through what it takes to be a Reigning Grace Ranch horse, a volunteer and why we do what we do! You will learn herd hierarchy, equine verbal and non-verbal communication, and watch a “vision circle” session. (Click here to sign up for a Walking Among the Herd session.)
This is a great opportunity to ask Chris and Amanda all the questions you have about the Ranch and the different volunteer opportunities that it offers. This class will also give you the perfect jumpstart to memorize all those horse names!
Stop 3 What makes your heart beat? Now you have the opportunity to decide what captured your heart at Reigning Grace Ranch and where you can plug in. After spending some time learning about the Ranch in Walking Among the Herd, you will receive a volunteer application and upon approval, you will be connected with your team lead. Volunteering requires a Reigning Grace Ranch membership — Tier One or Tier Two. All annual memberships include your volunteer t-shirt, decal, name badge, criminal background check, educational classes and Family Days & Nights experiences at Reigning Grace Ranch.
Contact our volunteer coordinator today!
If you’re not sure where you might fit in, we can certainly help with that. Email our volunteer coordinator, Cindy Foss at firstname.lastname@example.org, to find out more about how you can turn your valuable time into something even more valuable by volunteering at Reigning Grace Ranch.
I learned of volunteer opportunities at the ranch from an article three years ago in the Fountain Hills Times. I look back now and consider it the most important thing I’ve read since moving to AZ in 2015.
When you volunteer at Reigning Grace Ranch you have the immense satisfaction of feeling needed. As volunteers are the ranch’s primary work force, no job is unimportant.
The rewards are so tangible. When you watch the faces of the children and adults served by ranch programs you are pleased at being part of a team that keeps things working. After working for several weeks as a mentor with a fine young man I wondered which of us had benefited more.
The icing on the cake for me is connecting with and learning about horses. I’ve acquired some basic horsemanship skills and have taken my first lessons. I’ve even adopted a 24-year old thoroughbred — the lovely Ashley — who needed a new home. She’s now part of the herd.
I have been a nursing home owner/operator for the past 49 years. I have seen pain, joy and most importantly love. I have volunteered at Reigning Grace Ranch for the past five years and could not wait for retirement so I could invest more time in a program that feeds my soul.
My first job at the ranch was mucking poo! A highly technical position that requires great skill! During these past years I have served as a mentor in the children’s program, as a member of the Wrangler team, and everything in between. There is no job to small, it all needs to get done! I learn something about myself every time I am at the ranch. I am a kinder, gentler person who has learned to listen.
RGR means freedom to me. I have the opportunity to share my heart, my time and my passion for horses with this community of loving, hard working people who give their hearts to make RGR a safe harbor for hurting hearts and souls of horses and humans alike.
Reigning Grace Ranch is a true blessing in my life.
I first learned of the ranch in 2016. I am honored to now serve as Volunteer Coordinator. Given that virtually all work at the ranch is done by volunteers, this gives me a chance to know everyone and help match their skills and interests with necessary chores.
I embrace the faith-based mission of founder Amanda and Chris Moore. It provides such a powerful focus for the equine therapy programs that improve the lives of those we serve (and the horses!).
My personal favorite activity is being the first to arrive at dawn and snuggling with the herd. Looking into the eyes of a horse is such an awesome experience.
I am a wife of twenty years, a mother of three teenage boys, a faithful follower of Jesus, a CPA specializing in tax accounting, and a regular volunteer at Reigning Grace Ranch. I am fortunate enough to live close to the ranch. Our property can accommodate horses but we do not have any. We, thankfully, are able to get our daily dose of joy down at the ranch.
I volunteer on Monday’s and Wednesday’s on the Paddock Team. We clean the paddocks where the herd lives.. We also take care of morning feedings and watering. I volunteer on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s in the ranch’s Critter Corner. I take care of the morning chores for the goats, pigs, and chickens. This includes feeding, watering, and cleaning (and always a lot of petting).
Reigning Grace Ranch has become a big part of my life. I enjoy finding purpose in helping the animals with meeting their basic needs and serving alongside people who are caring and kind. The ranch has a special ability to meet the needs of animals and people alike. I have found the ranch to be a place that helps me to refocus my perspective from busy and chaotic to a slower pace and a steady mind.