Candlelight Ranch relies on a large and committed volunteer base to keep the ranch beautiful and deliver our programs. We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, and groups!  Whether providing hands-on support to deliver the Ranch’s programs, or helping on a special project to keep the ranch beautiful, we appreciate the support of volunteers and couldn’t deliver our mission-based programs without them. All volunteers that work with the youth at the Ranch are screened and must pass a background check.  Sign up to volunteer!

Internships & Field Work


Are you looking for an exciting experience working outdoors delivering innovative nature programming, equine assisted learning, and challenge courses to children that face unique challenges? Candlelight Ranch is now recruiting for Spring and Summer Interns!  Contact for more information.  Interns receive a ropes course verification and hands-on professional experience working with children that face unique challenges.  

Save the Date:  Ropes Verification training April 2nd and 3rd.  Space is very limited!


Here are some example of volunteer opportunities at the Ranch

Keep the Ranch Beautiful

  • Work Days
  • Corporate Involvement and Improvement Projects
  • Community Service and Care
  • Earth Day Event Volunteer

Program Support Opportunities


  • Challenge Course Facilitator
  • Creative support for Arts and Crafts
  • Yoga and Music Leader
  • Nature Exploration and Education Program
  • Team Building Support
  • Equine Program Support

To sign up to volunteer, click here. For more information on volunteering at the Ranch, or volunteering for an event, contact Lynette at

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