A Community of Volunteers
All HOPR staff are volunteers!
Our volunteers step up in many ways to embrace our mission, share their passion, and in turn make a difference in the lives of others.
We are so grateful for their generous gift of time! Below are opportunities to serve. If you are interested in volunteering at the ranch, please complete Hide Out Pines Volunteer Application.
We're a ranch and often need extra hands to ensure that even during non-program time, everything runs well. Our workdays generally run monthly on Saturday mornings. With camp and summer activities, workdays are currently TBD.
If you have availability at another time or are looking for a special project for your group, please contact us to discuss!
General Volunteer Opportunities1.
Fundraising Event Staff (Planning & During Event)
From Our Volunteers...
"HideOut Pines Ranch Day Camp is a program where kids can come to the ranch for four consecutive days to learn different skills needed in "life on the ranch". This year, campers participated in a variety of activities. The day began with ranch chores such as cleaning stalls, mending fences, and grounds maintenance. Next, campers rotated between special activities like hiking, kayaking, woodworking, crafts, and time with the horses. Paired with two leaders, each camper was taught how to care for, saddle, ride, and clean the horses.'
"As a leader, I had the privilege and satisfaction of seeing kids gain confidence in their abilities, some who had never, until camp, touched a real horse. In addition to all of this, there was time for group games, Bible lessons, and snacks. Campers and leaders even managed to raise a horse shelter by the end of camp. The whole week was rewarding and memorable and one that I was glad to be a part!"
- Jenna Hylton, HOPR Camp Leader
"Prior to the summer of 2016, the Doanes and I began discussing the possibility of bringing my summer camp students out to their ranch to do some work and spend time with the horses. My students deal with disabilities ranging from autism to Down’s syndrome, and for some of them, it was the first time they had ever been around horses.'
"After experiencing the Ranch, I realized then what a powerful tool these beautiful animals could be in reaching kids with the infinitely more beautiful message of Christ. Can’t wait till next summer."
- Jim Bingham