Charis Youth Ranch is a 501(c)(3) local nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates horses to partner with underserved youth in our Equine Assisted Learning Programs. Our organization has two properties in NW Fort Collins/Laporte and SE Fort Collins. We are looking for dedicated horse lovers to join our horse care and feeding team!
Our herd gets fed twice a day rain or shine, blizzard or holiday. A typical feeding shift includes filling water troughs, moving hay bales in a wheelbarrow, preparing grain mixes and feeding buckets, cleaning stalls/runs and moving horses both individually and as a herd. As a volunteer feeder you will be assigned a weekly feeding shift (i.e. Friday morning) that suits your schedule. Previous horse knowledge is not necessary but encouraged. Love of learning, outdoors, and horses is a MUST!!
Time commitment is 2hrs once a week for one AM or PM feeding shift. Shift coverage is available if given timely notice for other volunteers to fill. There is opportunity to grow with our organization and become more involved with our horses and programs based on level of commitment and passion for the ranch mission.
If you are interested to learn more, please contact us through our website at charisyouthranch.org or respond to this posting! Happy Trails!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Charis Youth Ranch home of New Life Thoroughbreds
PO Box 1074, Laporte, CO 80535, US
Broken Horses Healing Broken Children.
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and sanctuary retired racehorses by transitioning them from a life of racing into new careers or providing sanctuary for life. Additionally, we endeavor to connect youth from all walks of life with these rescued horses to learn unconditional love and trust, which facilitates healing for both equine and child. We rescue, rehabilitate, and retrain OTTBs as well as other breeds on occasion from various locations such as racetrack, feedlots, auction houses. We also sanctuary and take in owner surrenders for horses needing retirement. The horses are evaluated and placed in our youth programs which serve at-risk youth and families. We work with area nonprofits who provide services or residential treatment to at-risk youth and families by providing horse sessions as experiential learning. Participants are taught horsemanship and horse care and also help with chores around the ranch.