The Power of Volunteers

There are endless opportunities for volunteering at Hope Ranch from working with the horses to direct interactions with the riders. Our program relies on our volunteers to help make a difference in our riders’ lives. Every volunteer contribution, whether it is large or small, is tremendously appreciated.

Types of Volunteering

Rider Volunteering: Rider volunteering consists of being a leader or a side walker during therapeutic lessons. The rider volunteers work with the instructors to provide a safe, comfortable environment for the riders to participate.

Barn Volunteering: Barn volunteering consists of cleaning throughout the barn, including cross-ties, tack, equipment, etc. There is a lot of work to do while the classes are in session, so we will all stay busy.

Assorted Service Projects: Tack cleaning and repair, carpentry (finishing our classrooms, building shelves, jumps and ramps, etc.), painting, electrical or plumbing services, poster design, videotaping and photography are just some of the opportunities currently available. Clean-up and workdays are held periodically, generally prior to a special event, to give the ranch a major “sprucing up.”

Volunteer Intake Process

The Volunteer Application contains an Application and Waiver & Release Form.

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button above and complete the New Participant Application online


Download the application in PDF form and:

• Email to the Program Coordinator:
• Mail to Hope Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center in Manhattan (3841 W. 69th Ave Manhattan, KS 66503)

Once Hope Ranch has received your completed application, we will contact you to schedule a Volunteer Training. Periodic trainings are held on Saturday mornings by Senior Volunteer peers and instructors.

Don’t want to complete the intake form online? Download a PDF version here!

How to Find Us

3841 W 69th Ave
Manhattan, KS 66503
Phone No:
(785) 587-8180
Executive Director:

Ken Scroggs
(785) 587-8180

Program Coordinator:
Karin Scheideman


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