Did you know that 90% of our daily animal care is completed by our volunteers? Volunteers at TRAK can expect to help with daily care tasks of our large and small animals such as filling waters, feeding, mucking horse stalls, raking the grounds, among many other tasks. We also offer our Horse Handler certification, for ages 12 and up, which allows volunteers to help with horse specific tasks like walking horses to and from turn-out, leading horses in our Buckaroo program or special events.
Our volunteers can choose to participate in our daily Ranch Hand shifts. These shifts are twice a day, morning and evening, and we do change to our summer hours Memorial Day-Labor Day. We are committed to involving today’s youth in community service and service to others. For children ages 10-11, they must volunteer alongside a parent (exceptions may be made for lesson students, contact your instructor). For children over 12, youth can begin volunteering independently, unless a specific need arises. We do ask that our volunteers commit to a weekly shift for a minimum of four months. We understand that life happens, if you are unable to make it to your shift please call ahead.
Make sure to follow the links below in order fully register for Volunteer Orientation.
At TRAK, we welcome groups to come and volunteer at the ranch! Each member is required to complete a registration and waiver form to participate.
If you would like to bring your group to volunteer at TRAK, please submit this form! (Insert inquiry form)
We host several special events each year and welcome groups large and small to participate! Please check back for updates on upcoming special events that we are in need of volunteers for.
“My experience at TRAK has been beyond rewarding. From the relationships built with the animals to the laughs shared between interns and volunteers, to seeing the positive impact on the adults and children that come here. I have nothing but amazing things to say about TRAK. I would love nothing more than to continue my time here and continue to see the positive difference TRAK makes in the community. ~ Miranda H. (Fall 2015)”
“I had the pleasure of interning here this summer and these animals have such an amazing impact on people, as well as the staff. ~ Cece R. (Summer 2015)”
For any active TRAK volunteers and interns, we encourage you to use the following link below to log your hours and sign up for shifts.
** In order to redeem any volunteer hours for horseback riding lessons or trail rides, logging hours through the volunteer portal is REQUIRED**
“Incredible what this group is doing with these kids. Thanks for all you do, just amazing. IF you are wondering if you should be a part of what TRAK is doing stop wondering, pick up the phone and give them a call. You won’t regret it. Top notch staff, leadership, and facilities.”
“My son and I volunteer here and we love it! Even though you’re working it is a lot of fun too. They have petting zoo birthday parties that the kids absolutely love! They also have horseback riding lessons. The atmosphere is relaxed and it’s so much fun here!”
“TRAK Ranch is where you will find a family of people doing the right things for the Tucson community. It is a great place to interact with so many animals, riding lessons, a fantastic site for birthday parties for all ages. If you have not stopped by for at least a visit, you are missing Tucson’s true gems.”
“WOW, what a wonderful staff and crew these guys have. Very kind and caring people who want to better the community and the children who live in it. I HIGHLY recommend TRAK ranch in Tucson.”
“TRAK RANCH is nothing short of awesome. Scott Tilley works tirelessly to provide incredible programs for the therapeutic benefit for those in need and does so in a clean, attractive environment. Tucson is is so fortunate to have Scott and TRAK. Everyone should stop by and learn about and see all the wonderful programs offered at the ranch.”