Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids (TRAK)- Volunteer opportunities. No for-credit internships.


TRAK is a 501 (c) (3), not-for-profit program focused on children with and without specific challenges. The focus of the program is to offer participants opportunities to provide service to people and animals of the community. This gives an often-rare experience to be a service provider to those less fortunate. Participants will receive specific educational skills, business, and vocational training that will aid in their efforts to help themselves, each other and their community.

Internship Available

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring


At least 2 weeks before the enrollment term.

Summer: 1st week of May
Fall: 1st week of August
Spring: 1st week of December

Early applications are always accepted and appreciated

Internship Description: Unpaid

Internship opportunities include:

Animal Care Shifts

  • Feeding animals, cleaning stalls, facilities maintenance, overall animal care

Program Assistance

  • Helping with current programs: managing petting zoo, working with participants, etc

Office Assistance

  • Filing, advertising, organizing, cleaning, etc

Helping with Current Events: 

  • Summer Camp
  • Birthday parties
  • Service visits
  • Animal-Assisted Life Skills
  • Little Buckaroos riding lessons

Purpose of the Internship

Our internship opportunities are rare and always meaningful! Our interns will get hands on experience and learn how to manage a ranch, work with participants with and without specific challenges, and learn all about how therapeutic nature of animal interaction. The purpose of our internship program to create a group of dedicated and skilled interns to continue running the programs we have in place.

Agency Preferred Qualifications

We prefer to have interns who understand the nature of our business and care about giving back. We understand that not everyone has experience working with animals, but we look for interns who have a willingness to learn and who have a love of people, animals, and making a difference in their community.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed TRAK volunteer application to Volunteer Coordinator: Doris Stivers Email: or office phone: 520- 298-9808