"The heart of a volunteer is never measured in size, but by the depth of the
commitment to make a difference in the lives of others."
DeAnn Hollis

Volunteer... And Make  A Difference In Your Life and Others

Ready to make a big difference in the life of others while working with children, adults, and horses in a ranch setting? Volunteering at Rising Stars will provide that! We take all skill levels. You will find your heart filled and assist in providing a valuable service to others. Join us and be the change the world needs.

Orientation and
 Side-Walker Training's

We are always looking for more if you would like to volunteer please contact the office to see if we have any trainings or availability for new volunteers in that session.

New volunteers are required to attend one of these sessions or get your name on the list for a make-up session any returning volunteers that have attended one of these trainings are encouraged to attend. 

Feel Free to read through our handbook in advance.

 Handler Training

Look for future trainings. 

All new volunteers interested in being a horse handler MUST attend one of these trainings. Horse handlers are required to pass a certification before they can handle horses with participants. Certification will take place after each training or can be scheduled on an individual basis.
Returning volunteers must still complete the handler certification. Please contact us to set up a good time.

Volunteer Forms

All volunteers must complete paperwork each year. It all expires the 31st of December. If you are a minor, a parent/guardian must sign your paperwork. If you are coming to a training please print out the form below and have it filled out and ready. If you do not have a printer or the ability to print we will have copies at the trainings. Please come early to accommodate filling them out.

Any volunteer on the premises has to complete paperwork and a background check even if you will not be in the presence of a participant.

What to Bring to Training

*Paperwork Signed and ready, If you do not have a printer we will have blank copies available that day. 

*Appropriate attire (closed toed shoes)

*information for paperwork if needing to fill out on premises. 

*Any and all questions you may have.

Current Volunteer Jobs Include:

 *·working as side walkers,       horse handlers, groomers, and arena assistants
*coordinating and assisting with fundraising events

* cooperative program help
*· coordinating volunteers
*performing office tasks

*cleaning office building
*cleaning up grounds and maintenance
**· and much more….

What Should You Do?

If you wish to volunteer for any of these jobs, or if you have a special skill you would like to offer, call

Marni at 208-404-2418

Office at 208-751-0557, 



Background Checks

We require background checks for all volunteers that are 18 and older.  These can be completed online by following the link below.  If you are not able to complete on your own at home, we will be set up at volunteer training, or you can schedule a time to come to the office to help you complete the process. Background Checks need to be completed once every 3 years. The cost is $7.  If you are unable to pay this amount it will be billed to Rising Stars.  

2020 Ranch Patron Volunteers

(100+ hours of service)

Gina Carney                  Kelee Funk

Katie Carter                  Wilson Gray

Stephanie Carter         Rodney Sorenson

Sue Davis                        Susan Sorenson

Chris Dickard                Jewel Vieu

Jerry Dickard               Jillian Vieu

Denice Fahrenwald      Rachel Vieu

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