Friday, March 31st, 2023

Ranch Volunteers

Caring for Goats and Llama at the Everson Ranch Caring for Goats and Llama at the Everson Ranch Sabine Borchers

The Everson Ranch in Colorado is looking for volunteers for the season of 2023!

Can you commit for a minimum of 2 weeks between May and December and enjoy a physical lifestyle outdoors in the San Luis Valley, then this might be for you.

As on any ranch there are lots of things that need to be done daily, ranging from animal care, working in the garden (lots of weeding), general clean up, clearing debris from downed trees, lawn mowing, cleaning bathhouse kitchen facility, irrigation chores, welcoming visitors and supporting hosting events. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers that like to join these work projects as they come up. Basic gardening and carpentry skills are a plus but are not a must.

We offer:

The setting is a remote, quiet, peaceful 150 year old ranch on 760 acres with endless hiking possibilities. Two hot springs nearby; one, part of OLT (Valley View Hot Springs) and the other is Joyful Journey Hot Springs and Spa. Fresh vegetables from the garden in the summer. Majestic view of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. For pictures and background information, see to website or watch the Historical Everson Ranch, Orient Land Trust on YouTube. Depending on availability you could stay in our small cabin rent free, small, solar heated cottage (no running water, good heating, refrigerator), non-attached shower, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen in a nearby structure. Bringing your camper , RV or tent camping are also a possibility.

Use of Valley View Hot Springs as availability permits (in the range of 1-3 times per week).

For more information, send inquiries to: 

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Historic Everson Ranch at Orient Land Trust Russ Walker, Scott McCumber

For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.