If you are looking for an unforgettable volunteer experience, Kindness Ranch has opportunities for animal lovers of all ages!
Please contact us at volunteers@kindnessranch.org or 307-735-4177 for more information.
Because of our remote location, we offer unique guest accommodations on our property for those interested in visiting and volunteering. These fully-furnished, pet-friendly rental cabins are available year-round and deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family!
Many volunteers visit for a few days, a holiday weekend, or even a full week, enjoying the company of the animals and the peaceful surroundings. There is no minimum requirement for daily hours and volunteers can be involved as little or as much as they like.

Below you will find information about each area, age limits, and volunteer shift times.

Barnyard (age 15+) 8 AM – 10 AM: A fun-filled morning with the horses, pigs, sheep, cows, and alpacas. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help with feeding, cleaning stalls and pastures, socializing and grooming the animals.

 

 

Dogs (age 10+) 9 AM – 11:30 AM; 2 PM – 4 PM: Pal around with the dogs at one of our two dog yurts. Volunteers may be asked to help clean, scoop poop, walk and socialize with the dogs. Group walks, training time, shy dog classes and other fun activities are time and/or weather dependent but there is always something to do! We may even have an outing or event planned such as a walk through Guernsey to the river or a hike at the Oregon Trail Ruts.

 

Kitty Bunkhouse (age 8+) 9 AM – 11:30 AM: Enjoy a tranquil experience with the cats. Volunteers can help sweep, wipe surfaces, and scoop litter boxes, but there is always plenty of time to cuddle, train, and play with the cats. The kitties also love story time, so volunteers are encouraged to bring reading material of their choice, sit, and read.

 

Maintenance Monday- Friday 9 AM – 12 PM; 1 PM – 4 PM: Take a break from the animals and help our behind the scenes crew with one of our many projects. From building decks, maintaining facilities and painting walls to mowing grass and more. Have a special skill you would like to share? Let us know – there may be a special project waiting for you!

 

Packing Tips
Wyoming can be unpredictable so make sure to pack layers, a hat, sunscreen, extra socks, a water bottle and a coat or windbreaker of some sort.

If you plan on doing barn time, we recommend ridged-toe boots such as cowboy boots or hiking boots. Tennis shoes are recommended for dog walks and sandals or open-toed shoes are not allowed during any volunteer activities.

Guests with bee allergies should plan accordingly as we do have a wide variety of stinging insects.

Appointments are REQUIRED in advance to visit Kindness Ranch. Please make appointments with minimum of 48 hours notice to ensure we will be able to accommodate your visit. Thank you!