Join Our Volunteer Organization

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Pathfinder Ranch Volunteer. The fact that you are reading this means you have a strong interest and commitment to giving others and we want to pair you with opportunities that allow you to do so.

Pathfinder Ranch works primarily with children and to ensure the safety of those children, we take a number of measures to ensure employees and volunteers are carefully selected.

Below you will find an application. This is the first step in sharing your strengths and interests with us so we can match you with tasks that you will hopefully enjoy. The application also provides us with basic contact information, references, and confirmation that you are committed to the organization’s policies. Before beginning the application, please review and gather any needed information. This form cannot be saved mid-process. If you prefer to complete a paper application, we are happy to mail you the form. Just send your mailing address to volunteer@pathfinderranch.com.

Once this application is submitted, you will be contacted by a Ranch representative for an interview. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian will need to sign an additional form which will be provided after submitting the application.

Selected applicants will be asked to submit a Voluntary Disclosure Form attesting to the background of the applicant. Applicants will also be asked to undergo a background check using Live Scan. Forms for both will be provided as will reimbursement details for the Live Scan. Depending upon the applicant’s availability, the entire process typically takes a couple of weeks.

Applicants clearing the background check will be approved through the volunteer portal and given access to a calendar of volunteer opportunities. This portal can be used to view opportunities, sign up, view previous events, and communicate with volunteer coordinators.

Please note, the Live Scan background process is an annual requirement. A member of the Pathfinder Ranch team will contact you regarding the process.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email our volunteer coordinators, Tess & Debi, at volunteer@pathfinderranch.com. Be sure to include your name phone number, and how we may assist you. We are volunteers too and may not access emails every day; however, we will get back to you ASAP.
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Name

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Email

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Primary Address

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Primary Phone

Secondary Phone

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Are you over 18?

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What date are you available to begin volunteering?

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Please indicate the type of volunteer work you are interested (check all that apply):

How did you hear about our volunteer program?

Why do you want to do volunteer work?

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Please list special training, skills, or certifications that would be helpful to Pathfinder Ranch:

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What are your interests, hobbies, and talents?

References:

Please list three responsible people who have knowledge of your character, experiences, and abilities. Do not include relatives.

Reference 1:

Name

Occupation

Number

Email

Reference 2:

Name

Occupation

Phone

Email

Reference 3:

Name

Occupation

Phone

Email

Emergency Contacts

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Emergency Contact 1: Name, Relationship, Phone

Emergency Contact 2: Name, Relationship, Phone

Emergency Contact 3: Name, Relationship, Phone

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

If yes, not the dates and supposition of case below:

Please note: A conviction record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. It will be considered as it relates to the specifics of the position you are applying for.

Terms & Conditions

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Answers to application questions will be utilized for applicable, volunteer-related information only and will not be released to any other organization without your consent.

I certify that the statements contained herein are true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that falsification of any answers or any failure to answer any questions contained herein is cause for dismissal from volunteering with Pathfinder Ranch.

I understand and agree that Pathfinder Ranch may make a thorough investigation of my past and current employment and activities (including but not limited to motor vehicle operator and police record investigation) and I release from liability or responsibility all persons or organizations supplying such information. All information is subject to verification.

I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of Pathfinder Ranch where I do volunteer service. I will be dependable and perform my service unselfishly and to the best of my ability.
In consideration of your accepting my entry, I hereby, release, indemnify, and hold harmless Pathfinder Ranch, its Directors, Agents, Employees, and Assignees from any and all liability claims, actions, demands, and judgments arising out of injury or loss sustained by me while participating in activities or using facilities of Pathfinder Ranch.

For Youth Applicants ONLY: (Must be completed for applicants under the age of 18.)

Parent/Guardian Name:

Parent/Guardian Email:

Parent/Guardian Primary Phone:

Parent/Guardian Secondary Phone:

Youth Applicant

By signing this form you are indicating that you are the applicant’s legal guardian, giving permission to your
child to fill out and submit this application to the Volunteer Program, and giving permission to Pathfinder
Ranch to contact your child for additional information relating to the application including a phone interview.
Completion of this form does not guarantee acceptance to the Volunteer Program.
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35510 Pathfinder Rd
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