Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteering at Peppers Ranch is easy! There are a variety of ways volunteers of all ages help serve the needs of the children, families and the ranch. Volunteer hours are flexible and exist on a weekly, monthly or occasional basis. We encourage volunteer involvement based on individual interests, skill set and availability. The following are just a few ways in which you can become a positive influence in the life of a child at Peppers Ranch.

 

Volunteer your
time/mentor

  • Read to Me Program
  • 4-H/FFA
  • Community Service Days
  • Tutoring program
  • Take a child fishing

Volunteer your
artistic talents

  • Art Lessons
  • Dance Lessons
  • Music Lessons
  • Drama Lessons
  • Vocal Lessons
  • Craft Lessons

Volunteer your
athletic talents

  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Basketball
Apply to Volunteer or Mentor

or to find out how you can get involved contact:

Dustin Burpo
(405) 863-6322
dustin@peppersranch.com

Peppers Ranch seeks exceptional foster parents who are truly committed to children and aspire to become part of our growing community.

“ Peppers Ranch Hands”
Individual and Group Serving Opportunities

  • Form a study group to help younger kids with their school work.
  • Put on an information fair on how kids can be safe at home.
  • Tutor a student that needs help learning English or some other subject.
  • Make a “Welcome to Peppers” child kit (hygiene products, stuffed animal, blanket, etc)
  • Organize a reading hour for children at the Peppers Ranch Library
  • Peppers Ranch Barn Clean-up Day
  • Peppers Ranch Flower Bed Clean-up and Flower Planting
  • Plan, Create and Plant a Vegetable and Fruit Garden at Peppers Ranch
  • Host a bicycle safety course for the children of Peppers Ranch
  • Make emergency kits for the homes at Peppers with the children and families
  • If you’re good at fixing bikes, host a “fix a bike” and “bike wash” with our kid
  • Make bird feeders with the kids in our community
  • Create a “Butterfly Garden” with the kids in our community
  • Clothing Closet clean-out and organization in our Learning Center
  • Organize the Books in our Library with our kids
  • “Read to Me” Day, where you or a group reads to our kids
  • Ranch Trash Pick Up Day
  • Host a “Fishing Day” and “Fish Fry” with our kids from our stocked pond
  • Host a “quilt square creation” day with our kids
  • Host  one of our “Monthly Birthday Parties” and bring a store bought cake for our party
  • Host a Karaoke night for our community
  • Host a “Parents Night Out” and babysit for our community for 1-3 hours
  • Host a “Relay Race” or “Obstacle Course” for our community
  • Host a “Movie Night” with our community! We have popcorn, candy and more fun than AMC!
  • Design a game night for the children and parents of Peppers Ranch
  • Design and create a “imagination play” or “dress up” bin for our community with used fancy dresses, hats, old neck ties, etc.
  • Host a “Manners Class” or a “Tea Party”
  • Make get well cards for people in hospitals and convalescent homes with our kids
  • Create Military Baskets for our kids and send them to soldiers
  • Construct/re-build horse arena for therapeutic riding

For more information on how you or your group can get involved, or to schedule an event,
Call: Dustin Burpo, Program Director at 405-863-6622 or email at dustin@peppersranch.com

Peppers Ranch Teen Board

About

The Teen Board of Peppers Ranch exists to assist in raising awareness and encouraging support of Peppers Ranch in meeting its mission to “break the cycle” of child abuse and neglect by providing a safe environment through housing, counseling and through a network of caring individuals on whom these children can depend.

The Peppers Ranch Teen Board empowers high school students to use their energy and abilities to change lives by volunteering their time to spend with these kids, to become role models to younger people, to develop youth mentors and to become future community leaders.

Who We Are

In 2012, the Teen Board began as in informal board primarily made up of 50+ students from in the Oklahoma City and Edmond area attending Heritage Hall.  The Teen Board is currently looking for new members, specifically students enrolled in the 9-12th grade. We will come together to shine the spotlight on this organization by creating service projects designed to spend time with these children as well as a fundraising effort to give money and support to the development of Peppers Ranch.

The Teen Board will evolve into representation from multiple high schools within our community working together for this common cause and will eventually involve an interview selection process in the upcoming 20152016 school year.

What We Do

We participate in a number of service projects and activities including:

  • Monthly Birthday Buddies Club-At least one birthday buddy per year per board member
  • Flower Planting/Organic Gardening on the Ranch
  • Songs & S’mores
  • Karaoke Night
  • Summer Slip-n-Slide
  • Peppers Ranch Horse Pals and Pepper’s First Annual Horse Show (summer)
  • Walk-A-Mile-Foster Care Awareness Walk
  • Fall Festival
  • Development and Execution of a Peppers Ranch Teen Board Fundraiser

2017-2018 Teen Board Requirements

 Every member must:

  1. Make or Renew a one-year commitment by signing a contract
  2. Pay membership dues of $50. This non-refundable membership fee includes a Teen Board T-shirt.
  3. Be enrolled in the 9-12th grade
  4. Attend at least 6 service events for each year enrolled (Meetings-TBA)
  5. Commit to serve at least 20-30 hours of community service for Peppers Ranch
  6. Participate in the Teen Board fundraiser to be determined by board members and the Teen Board director and/or the annual fundraiser.

For more information about the Peppers Ranch Teen Board contact:

Dustin Burpo, Program Director- dustin@peppersranch.com