Volunteer At Reigning Grace Ranch
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 volunteer ethic dominates at Reigning Grace Ranch. So dominant, in fact, that nearly all of the ranch’s budget is used for direct supplies such as feed, electricity, water, and veterinary supplies.
Look to your right or your left—at a ranch campfire or chapel service or around the tack room—and you will see someone who is giving their time to make things work.
Volunteer ranch hands identify themselves as some of the biggest beneficiaries of the ranch. They watch the faces of those served by the ranch’s many programs and take satisfaction in knowing they play a role in making things happen.
There’s a lot to accomplish in running a ranch with a large herd of horses and a collection of smaller critters. Horses need to be feed. Paddocks need cleaning. Landscaping needs tending. The youth who participate in ranch programs need mentors. That’s just for starters. The list is long.
A huge bonus for many new volunteers is the chance to learn, close up, about horses. No experience needed. Newcomers who are interested can learn how to halter a horse, pull it from the herd for grooming, and even saddle up.
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.
Join our family of volunteers who are making a difference every day.
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.