DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The volunteer Ranch Hand assists in maintaining
a clean and safe ranch environment at a ranch where children and adults
with disabilities receive therapeutic horsemanship training and outdoor
education. Specific duties include: general stable maintenance such as
stall cleaning, feeding and watering of livestock, some light grooming
duties if appropriate, other light barn chores such as sweeping or cleaning
tack and equipment. Demonstrates safe practices and compliance with barn
rules at all times.
Dependability, punctuality, able to accept directions
from supervisor, ability to communicate job concerns to supervisor in
timely and appropriate manner. Good character, good health, ability
to bend, reach and lift. Ability to safely use basic ranch tools. Love
of the outdoors, appreciation for horses.
Minimum age 18. No court referrals.
One or two mornings per week for 2 to 3 hours. Hours of operation
are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tour of the ranch facility and overview of the program.
Orientation to the barn, horses, ranch tools and equipment. Volunteer
manual will be provided.
LOCATION & SETTING
A 14.25 acre wheelchair friendly horse ranch with native
desert vegetation and abundant wildlife located in the Pinnacle Peak
area of North Scottsdale. A very serene setting with a very special feeling.
OF JOB TO THE ORGANIZATION'S PURPOSE
You, the volunteer, are critical
to this organization in providing services to students. If you can dedicate
yourself to the requirements and philosophy of this program, we guarantee
an experience in learning and sharing that will flavor your life forever.