SOLID ROCK RANCH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Thank you for your interest in helping with Solid Rock Ranch!  This is a great opportunity for you to be used by God and help our ranchers have an amazing week with God. You will be richly rewarded for your service! Assistance at all levels is welcome. Whether you can stay at ranch for a full week or provide a few hours of your time, your assistance will be very much appreciated and is very much needed.

In 2019 Solid Rock Ranch is two weeks long! You read that correctly, two weeks long! Please be sure to look at your calendar and plan appropriately with your team leaders for where and when you are volunteering at Solid Rock Ranch. 

Below are the various teams where you can get involved:

Student Registration - Diana Minton McCullough
This team is comprised of two departments which work in tandem with each other and are responsible for processing all rancher applications prior to ranch starting. These two teams are working throughout the year and we need team members that can help before, during and after ranch. The only requirement for theses teams is the Basic Training.

Team 1 is responsible for processing all applications ensuring all required information is obtained, data entry and calling parents to obtain any information not submitted and greet ranchers on check in and check out days.

Team 2 works with database reports in order to supply daily and weekly information to all ranch leaders as requested.

Student Check-in/Check-out - Melissa Wade
This team helps ranchers through the check-in/check-out process. Assistance is needed with check-in, medication processing, lice checks, and luggage check-in. Assistance is also needed on Friday to help check out ranchers to go home. The only requirement for theses teams is the Basic Training.

Security - Richard Smith
This team is responsible for assisting the executive directors in providing physical safety and security on site at church during check-in, out at the ranch, and during all off-site trips for the students and volunteers during Solid Rock Ranch. Requirements: CPR/First Aid Certification, Basic Training, SRR Training & Counselor Training Camp.

Ranch Hand - Don Painter
Ranch hands help during ranch to ensure various ranch needs are met, such as filling water containers, lighting camp fires, removing trash, cleaning restrooms, etc. Requirements: Basic Training, SRR Training & Counselor Training Camp.

Facilities - Richard Smith
This team is responsible for preparing, maintaining, and restoring the ranch property and facilitates for use before, during, and after ranch. Assistance includes setting up tents, trimming grass, pressure washing, and cleaning facilities. This team has no special requirements.

Kitchen - Rochelle Painter
This team is an integral part of the success of Ranch Week. We not only prep, cook and serve all the food, but do it in such a way that engages our ranchers in a positive manner to ensure their time at camp is meaningful. It is a fast paced setting with the potential of long hours. We are responsible for maintaining proper handling and safety practices while preparing, cooking and serving food and drinks, for this purpose our volunteers will need to present their current Washington State Food Handler’s Permit to be part of this Awesome Team. Our Team will also participate in additional training prior to camp to review proper food cutting methods, food temperature requirements, knife safety, thawing methods, and any other important factors of serving in the kitchen.

Activities - Randy & Cissi Baker
This team is responsible for setting up and assisting with the various recreational activities for the ranchers. Activities include horseback riding, paint ball, swimming, competitive sports, water activities, crafts, obstacle course and team building. Requirements: CPR/First Aid Certification, Basic Training, SRR Training & Counselor Training Camp.

Medical Skilled Helpers - Sean & Shameca Fraser
This team is responsible for lice checks for ranchers & volunteers; on site basic First aid response, medication management for ranchers & volunteers; provide safety advice; coordination of care between site and emergency services. Need volunteers currently active in the medical field: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioner, Doctors, Medical Assistant, Medics, Certified Nursing Assistants.

Mental Health Skilled Helpers -
Volunteers are needed to help with ranchers who may need extra counseling during ranch to work through various emotional needs.

Transportation - Robin Williams
These volunteers drive school buses and help transport the ranchers to various locations during the week. Must have CDL endorsement.

Life Guards - Randy Baker
Life guard volunteers watch over the ranchers while they are swimming. They also administer swim tests. Must be certified and have valid copy of the certification.

Volunteer Registration - Cissi Baker
This team works behind the scene during the year processing each volunteer and tracking all requirement. We also are in charge of check in for volunteers, getting t-shirts, printing name badges, having documentation for kitchen staff and the medics for all volunteers that have special requirements. The only requirement for this team is the Basic Training.

Volunteer Check In - Cissi Baker
This team helps on the all services the week prior to the first camp. We work several stations getting all volunteers checked in, being sure that all training, documentation, and lice checks are completed. All volunteers for both camps will be processed this week and there will be no other required times. The only requirement for this team is the Basic Training.

Media/Sound - Drew Minton
This team takes pictures/video, creates sound bites, helps with worship, etc. The only requirement for this team is the Basic Training.

Fundraising - Patti Pontsler
This team serves all year long. They help with promotion weekends and create ways to raise money for sponsorships and special financial needs. The have done garage sales, car washes, bake sales, etc. The also reach out to local businesses. This team has no special requirements.

Overnight Counselor - Cortnei & Evan Boyd
Partnered with other counselors and leaders to provide a safe family group throughout camp, they are responsible for the oversight of a group of not more than 12 students from check-in to check-out. Duties include: Mentoring students to grow in the their relationship with God by helping them establish habits to continue through Christian walk (like daily devotions) and participating with students through all activities (including worship/teaching services, water activities, team building activities and any other camp life activities).

Requirements: CPR/First Aid Certification, Basic Training, SRR Training & Counselor Training Camp, Commitment to stay Sunday night to Saturday Morning

Day Counselor - Jen Kelly
Partnered with other counselors and leaders to provide a safe family group throughout camp, they are responsible for the oversight of a group of not more than 12 students from check-in to check-out. Duties include: Mentoring students to grow in the their relationship with God by helping them establish habits to continue through Christian walk (like daily devotions) and participating with students through all activities (including worship/teaching services, water activities, team building activities, field trips, crafts and any other camp life activities).

Requirements: CPR/First Aid Certification, SRR Training & Counselor Training Camp (July 13 6:00pm- July 15 5:00pm), Commitment to arrive on sight 1 hour before check-in begins and stay until all student are picked up each day


Volunteer requirements

All volunteers must complete a volunteer registration form, undergo a background check, and any other requirements are included in each job descriptions and will be presented to you via email or by your Team Lead. To sign up as a volunteer, please register below. To complete your background check, please go to the Welcome Center and request the required paperwork.

Volunteer requirements to complete prior to ranch week

Attend One Ranch Basic TraininG

  • 2019 training dates coming soon. (RSVP)

  • 2019 training manual coming soon. (FILE)


VOLUNTEER in 2019

Other Credentials:

  • All Volunteers:

    • Completed Background Check

  • All Team Leaders, Counselors, and Activity Volunteers:

    • CPR Certification

    • First Aid Certification

  • Kitchen Volunteers:

    • Food Workers Card

    • Online Classes:

      • www.foodworkercard.wa.gov

      • http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehfood/pdf/ClassSchedule.pdf

  • Life Guard Services requires Lifeguard Certification

  • Medic Volunteers:

    • Nursing Credentials such as RN, CNA, LPN or medic experience

  • Skilled Helper Volunteers:

    • Counselor credentials

  • Transportation Services requires Commercial Driver's License (CDL)