Throughout the years volunteers have truly helped create the Ranch you see today. From the barn raising to our annual poinsettia plantings, volunteer have partnered with us every step of the way.

As you might imagine, we have many opportunities, ranging from a few hours a month to a few hours on just one day — opportunities for just you or for a group you're a member of. Whatever your area of expertise, your schedule or the size of your group 2 to 200+, there's a place for you on the Ranch.

Day Volunteer Opportunity

One time volunteer opportunities are great for corporate volunteering, scouting, schools, churches and other groups. Review the Ranch's COVID-19 page, to learn about precautions.

Agritourism Release

Long Term Volunteering

Volunteers who give time consistently are greatly appreciated. There is opportunity to a set number of hours a week or a month.

We ask for at least a 3 month commitment, but are flexible to meet your needs. Each of our programs have opportunities for you to choose from.


Down Home Ranch partners with many Universities in Central Texas to provide a high quality learning experiences. Find the internship opportunity that is right for you.

Volunteer Qualifications

We believe everyone can contribute and add value to our community. We want to learn about your interests, so we can match you with a meaningful volunteer experience. Each individual's time and talents can be used to further the mission of Down Home Ranch.

Training may be required depending upon the volunteer position available.

What Is My Next Step?

  • If any of these opportunities excite you, we'd love to learn more about you. Send us an email at [email protected]
  • Browse through our website and become familiar with Down Home Ranch.
  • Complete our Long Term Volunteer Application.
    • Our volunteer coordinator will get in touch with you to discuss interest areas, availability and our current openings for volunteers.
  • Shadow a veteran volunteer or staff member.
  • Complete any additional training required for your volunteer placement.
  • Approval! You'll be connected with your volunteer supervisor on the Ranch.
  • Lastly the volunteer coordinator will have periodic check-ins with you and your supervisor to make sure things are going well.

“Some people say, ‘you have done so much out here at Down Home Ranch,' but of course we didn't. Jerry and I had a vision and other people built it.”

Judy Horton, Co-Founder of DHR