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Horse Related Youth Mentoring Program

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Hope Rides

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Hope Rides utilizes volunteers in a variety of capacities.

Volunteer opportunities are at the Mayer -Watertown Minnesota.

Hope Rides utilizes volunteers in a wide range of capacities to include weekly mentorship programs, project based needs, community and fundraising events. Here is a brief list of volunteer type opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about ways you can engage and put your skills to use to make an impact reach out to us - we are happy to dialog and explore the fit between your skill and our needs.

Weekly Mentorship Opportunities include:
  • Session Program- Session leaders work with the kids and horses directly. Session leaders are required to have horse knowledge as well as ability to work with kids ages 5 to 18. Session leaders are on the move and must be able to endure physical and emotional demands of working with children and horses
  • SHINE - Session leaders lead a variety of farm based husbandry related activities to further cultivate an interest and exposure to working with nature and learning life skills.
    • Wood Working, Bee Keeping, Gardening, Floral, Baking, Cooking, Canning, Outdoor survival skills, ecco-challenges, sewing, knitting, calligraphy, card making, photography and much more.
Community Events and Fundraising Projects:
  • Annual Round Up Event
  • Hoofin It For Hope RIdes 5K event
  • Skijorring
  • Rodeo - Waconia Minnesota
  • Annual Virtual Silent Auction
  • Annual Buy a Bale Hay Drive
  • Fundraising Committee -
  • Grant Writer

Special Project Volunteers - The ranch always has a variety of needs. These needs tend to be more project based. These can range from serving on a committee for a fundraising event or simply helping with a project that needs to be completed at the farm. We encourage anyone who has a special skill that they are willing to share to contact us. We are happy to take a look and see if there is a way for us to utilize your skill in some capacity.
  • Hope Creates Center - Help us get the make space up and running
  • Hope Springs - Help us build the Horse-Human obstacle Course.
  • Belonging Building - Help us build a much needed classroom and fellowship space
  • General Grounds and Maintenance Projects
  • Hay Baling team

More opportunities with Hope Rides

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Hope Rides


PO Box 25, Mayer, MN 55360, US

Mission Statement

Hope Rides exists to provide faith-based horse and husbandry related mentorship programs via a ranch platform that encourage, empowers and equips individuals with important transferable life skills that supports their ability to walk in the fullness for which they were created.


Hope Rides provide a safe place that is rooted in the spirit of love and mentorship where horses and a love for husbandry type activities are used to provide outreach programs. The ranch is home to several rescue horses, chickens, ducks, bees, goats, cats and dogs. The ranch provides a variety of mentorship programs that support youth and families to heal and grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. The ranch serves youth ages 5-18.

The horses that live at the ranch are everything from backyard horses that need a new home to rescue horses that are barely breathing when they arrive. Likewise many of the individual that come to the ranch come from similar situations. It is the shared experience that allows them to understand each other perhaps better than anyone else can. Each individual who comes to the ranch is an individual that needs to be treated in a unique and special way. The ranch program is dynamic in that it flexes to meet the needs of each child. It is because we work with one child, one leader and one horse that each child gets a very private and focused time that is suited to facilitate their unique situation and healing.

Hope Rides operates in Mayer, Minnesota.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


14925 58th StreetMayer, MN 55360



  • Fundraising
  • Youth Services
  • Animal Therapy
  • Community Outreach
  • Gardening
  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • ongoing - part time and project help
  • Willing Heart, Great Attitude

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