Hope Remains ranch is seeking:

  • Wranglers: ages 13-17
  • Ranch Hands: ages 18 and above
  • Mentors: ages 18 and above

Role descriptions:

Wranglers: 13-17 years old

  • Desire to grow in service as well as responsibility
  • Willingness to help with general chores around the ranch
  • Complete the wrangler volunteer application, and return it to the ranch.
  • Complete mandatory volunteer training


Ranch Hands: 18 years old and above

  • Willingness to help with general ranch chores (including, but not limited to: weed eating, painting, pulling weeds, grooming horses, cleaning facilities, etc.)
  • Complete volunteer application
  • Pass SLED background check ($23 fee)
  • No horse experience required
  • Uphold the mission, vision and purpose statements of Hope Remains Ranch as well as our core values


Mentors: 18 years old and above,

  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Willingness to serve
  • Desire to invest in the life of a 5-17 year old child/teen who is facing a difficult time OR have experienced some form of trauma
  • Uphold the mission, vision and purpose statements of Hope Remains Ranch as well as our core values
  • Complete mandatory volunteer training
  • Complete the volunteer application
  • Pass SLED background check ($23 fee)
  • No horse experience required
  • Able to commit to mentoring a minimum of one afternoon a week (Monday-Thursday) from 3:45-5:30 pm


Horse experience is not required. Hope Remains Ranch will provide horse training for all mentors and volunteers.

Optional Areas of service:

  • The Mane Event (Mentoring Program) – Monday-Thursday 3:45-5:30pm (September-April)
  • Marvelous Mini’s – Monday – Friday 8:00am – noon. (September-May)
  • Special Events – Assist with organizing fundraisers, participating in community service work days at the ranch, 5K race, annual golf tournament, clay shoot, banquet, and other events held throughout the year. (Hours depend on each event).
  • General ranch Chores – Use your special talents to rebuild fences, paint, do yard work, and miscellaneous maintenance. (Flexible hours and days)
  • Office – Assist with filing, data entry, mailings, photocopying, phone calls, research, and other miscellaneous tasks. (Flexible hours Monday-Friday)

Ranch work apparel – Due to the nature of the guests/clients we serve at Hope Remains, as well as, for safety, legal and professional purposes, please follow these guidelines: (1) Shoes – closed toe/closed heel shoes are required for all mentors and volunteers. Example: boots, sturdy work shoes or tennis shoes. Avoid high heel shoes/boots, (2) Shorts – knee length and not tight, (3) Jewelry –avoid dangling jewelry or excessive piercing (safety issues), (4) Hair color – hair should be natural in nature; avoid dyed colors such as: blue, purple, red, pink, orange, etc., (5) Blue jeans – should be neat and professional. Avoid holes, large pockets, and splits, (6) Dress appropriate for weather conditions. Avoid clothes that restrict movement or are baggy. Baggy clothes can get caught in equipment and are a safety issue, (7) Turn cell phones on silent. Your focus should be on those you are serving and/or the activities you are involved in at the ranch.

Attendance – Those we serve depend on you as a Mentor, Ranch Hand or Wrangler , so we asked that you make a commitment of 3 months. Please notify the Volunteer Coordinator if you are unable to volunteer on your scheduled day and time, this allows us adequate time to find a substitute. Each time you volunteer, please remember to record your hours in the logbook provided for you at the ranch.

How To Get Started – Complete the appropriate application: Mentor, Ranch Hand or Wrangler. Once you complete the application, Hope Remains volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule an interview. Please call (864-249-3532) or email (info@hoperemains.org) for more information about Hope Remains Ranch and available opportunities to serve.

Mentor Training – required for all new mentors interested in volunteering in the Mane Event program.

Each mentor and volunteer is vital for the ongoing success of Hope Remains Ranch and the ultimate goal of partnering with our equine friends to provide an environment that enhances the quality of life for those we serve, by providing challenges, promoting independence and celebrating success. The mentors/volunteers that we celebrate on this page are shining examples of those who continue to give of themselves on behalf of Hope Remains and its programs.


We thank each and every mentor and volunteer who dedicates their time, talent and passion to this organization.