Robinson
Ranch
The mission of Robinson Ranch remains firm; to provide comprehensive educational programs for under-privileged, disabled & able-bodied children and adults, utilizing horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing. Pursuing this mission enriches the lives of our students in a caring, safe, and challenging environment that will enable them to reach their full potential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1231 E. Ardmore Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042 (602) 268-4972   

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Thank you for inquiring about Volunteer opportunities at Robinson Ranch. Volunteers are the cornerstone of what we do and we wouldn't be where we are without you. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the below link and download the application. You may return it via email,fax or regular mail. Once we receive your application, you will be scheduled for a volunteer orientation which is typically help once a month (Robinson Ranch is authorized by DPS to conduct onsite fingerprinting). At the end of orientation, you are scheduled for volunteer shifts based on your availability and our need.

Robinson Ranch Volunteer Application

Some of the available tasks and descriptions are listed below:

Barn Helper /Grounds Management
This ongoing volunteer position assists the barn manager with various horse care and barn chores and basic grounds keeping. Helpers also assist with preparing horses for lessons (grooming, tacking etc.) and assisting instructors set up arenas or other jobs as needed. Skills and Requirements: Must be at least 14 years of age and not afraid of horses. Horse experience or work with disabled individuals is not required, but is a plus.

THINGS TO DO (A.M. shift)
- Turn out horses based on the let out schedule in the Gazebo
- Feed small animals (cats, pig, roosters, chickens, ducks)
- Feed the horses, sheep and goats
- Clean stalls, paddocks and arena
- Check, clean and fill (if needed) automatic waterers and water barrels
- Groom and/or exercise horses (only for experienced volunteers or those learning with a lead volunteer)
- Sign out for the morning

THINGS TO DO (P.M. shift)
- Feed the horses, sheep and goats
- Clean stalls, paddocks and arena
- Check, clean and fill (if needed) automatic waterers and water barrels
- Groom and/or exercise horses (only for experienced volunteers or those learning with a lead volunteer)
- Sign out for the evening

Grant Writing/Marketing/Fundraising
This ongoing position assists staff write and submit grant applications, plans and coordinates fundraising events and works to help staff with special events. Flexible hours, work from home or in office.

PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS FOR THERAPEUTIC RIDING OR SADDLE CLUB CLASSES

Side Walker/Horse Leader.

In order to ensure safety and continuity of service for our clients, Robinson Ranch aims to have three committed volunteers per rider. We require prospective volunteers to commit to one lesson a week (minimum) for a 6 week session that they can attend regularly. This way we are sure not to disappoint a child or rider who has eagerly been waiting to ride all week long. Side walkers and Leaders assist in therapeutic riding classes as well as horse care. We need interested people willing to commit to an ongoing volunteer position (6 weeks). Interested volunteers will be provided training. Skills and requirements: Must be at least 16 years old.

Please see the Robinson Ranch Class Volunteer Training and Skills Testing for additional details.


IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 602-268-4972.