Our desire for Antora Youth Ranch is to bring honor and glory to God. We pray that we look like Jesus in all of our actions and interactions on the ranch and in our beautiful valley. We are grateful for your prayers on our behalf and ask that you join us in praying that all of those who come to the ranch would encounter the love of Jesus. We ask that His loving Presence of hope, joy, and peace would impact and transform many hearts for eternity. We pray that those in our valley would embrace this ministry and be blessed by the lives transformed here. We also ask for His daily provision and protection which is only possible through Him, and that we would be faithful stewards of all He provides.
If you are passionate about serving God through working with children and animals, please contact us for an application at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have many opportunities available for your consideration. If you have a special skill or passion you would like to share, please include that on your application. Once it is received, we will schedule an interview and conduct a background check. Following are volunteer opportunities:
One with the honored role of holding the gate for the Shepherd.
“The gatekeeper opens the gate for Him, and the sheep listen to His voice. He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out.”John 10:3
Gatekeepers commit to regular mentorship of a participant along with initial and on-going horsemanship and TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) training. First Aid/CPR certification is encouraged. No prior horsemanship experience is required.
Greeters are our participants’ and their families’ first point of contact upon arriving at the ranch. The greeter’s responsibility is to help each family feel loved and welcomed, to connect the participant with their mentor, and to help the parent/supervising adult enjoy their stay as they wait, being available to visit with and encourage them, as desired.
Program leaders work with children in gardening, woodworking, arts and crafts or another skill/passion of their choosing, as approved by the ranch.
Ranch hands assist during occasional grounds and animal maintenance work days.