See Below for COVID-19 Updates

Before coming out to the ranch for orientation you will need to complete a volunteer application to access our digital application click HERE. To download a paper copy click HERE

COVID-19 Updates- July 20th

Volunteer Orientation is held every Saturday from 12pm to 1pm at the main facility. 

  • Limit of 5 people per orientation

  • Must schedule attendance at volunteerwmr@gmail.com

  • Volunteers must be over the age of 18 at this time

  • Masks are REQUIRED at all times when on property

Volunteer Orientation Guidelines

Volunteer Orientation is held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Come on out to the main facility at noon for a full tour of the property and learn a little bit about the history of the ranch. After orientation stay to help out around the property. Walk some dogs, socialize kitties or help out in the office. 

If you are under 18 years of age, please have a parent or guardian sign your application prior to volunteering. If you are under 16 years of age, a parent or guardian will need to be with you at all times while volunteering.

If you are volunteering at our resale stores only, you DO NOT need to attend volunteer orientation.

Once you have completed orientation, volunteers are welcome Wednesday – Sunday between 10am and 4pm. "Seasoned Volunteers" are welcome to come  out and volunteer on Monday & Tuesday from 10am-4pm as well.  


After you have completed volunteer orientation you will receive log in information for our online volunteer sign in system (if you provided an email address on your application). The link to log in and see all of the opportunities is HERE . Click and find out about all of the different opportunities coming up! 

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