Healing Spirits Ranch & Rescue, Inc.
Become a Volunteer
WE NEED THE SINCERE AND DEVOTED VOLUNTEER HELP OF ALL AGES OVER 18 years old ALL OVER THE U.S.....
If you would like to help us in our missions, you have your chance by being a volunteer. If you are 18 or older, and wish to join our Mounted Search and Rescue Teams, we invite you to email us. Our email address is below. Your assistance and desire to help others is greatly appreciated.
Those who wish to apply as an 'out of state area' volunteer are ALSO welcome for future offices that will open soon, and your application will be also answered no matter what state you live in or work in. All those who do NOT have any felony charges, or convicted of any felony or related charges to our Bylaws restrictions will be considered for approval to become a member of our volunteers and/or future paid positions. If you have any questions regarding how to become a volunteer, please call us (on our cell phone if needed).
A large part of our "Mission" is to offer assistance to Law Enforcement agencies. Our trained and professional help can assist law enforcement agencies in locating injured people, missing persons and animals during from Wild Fires, flash floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and all sorts of minor or "major" hazardous situations. SAFETY and PROFESSIONALISM is our missions goal at all times.
Youths who are curious about or interested in becoming veterinarians or working with animals are also encouraged to join on our volunteer "Explorer Fire Rescue" programs for one-on-one training. Those interested in this area, contact Junior Grade Explorer Leader, Lt. Tammy Rich for more information at 318-426-0237.
WE NEED MORE ACTIVE DUTY COAST GUARD VOLUNTEERS WHO LOVE DOGS AND HORSES, COAST GUARD AUXILIARY OFFICERS WHO HAVE TIME TO VOLUNTEER, VOLUNTEERS IN FIRE FIGHTERS, FIRST RESPONDERS, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS. NURSES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR ANIMAL ABUSE CASES AND MISSING PERSONS REPORTS OR SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSIONS. ALL AREAS OF THE COUNTRY CAN HELP WHEN DISASTERS STRIKE. CONTACT VICE PRESIDENT TERRI DEAN at 318-658-5375 for further details and receiving the application.
If you are under age 18, you must have parental agreement/authorization signed and notarized, and you too can become a TEAM EXPLORER volunteer. We have room for volunteers -- even Junior Volunteers (ages 10-18) -- and paid positions will also be available on Rescue Teams all over the East Coast and Gulf States, as well as, the Southern States through approved Federal Grants when applicable and available. But our first year's GOAL is starting up in three areas first... Arkansas (to be our headquarters location because of position to move/relocate large animals to safe locations), Florida (because more hurricanes have hit Florida in the past 5 years and have many horse ranches there), and Louisiana (because they too have many agricultural areas, as well as hurricane disasters in the past 5 years than others). Texas is our next area to cover as well as Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.... with the East Coast States as well.
This is why we strive to prepare our teams to show by example to others first, ALWAYS show respect to mother Nature, pay close attention to the weather updates constantly, prepare for a storm before it hits by not underestimating it, follow recommendations from F.E.M.A. and N.O.A.A. in preparing, and never take storms lightly, because they can change in hours and even in minutes sometimes, especially in the summer months.
IN FACT.... are you a certified First Responder, Law Enforcement Officer, Federal Agent, certified Pilot of aircraft (prop/jet/helicopter pilots), Registered Nurse with experience is Emergency Care, certified SCUBA Diver, Rescue Diver/swimmer, past or present reservist for the military and/or Coast Guard, a Vet. Tech, Radiologist Tech, or Thoroughbred Trainer? If so, and you have the heart most of us do that are members who LOVE horses, maybe YOU can find a very interesting and rewarding spot joining as a member, or even fill out an application for positions soon to become open for Rescue Team members(?). Besides, there is always room for those who wish to keep their jobs/positions now and still be our volunteers on-call as well.
We also train with N.O.A.A., Homeland Security, and all types of Law Enforcement Officers and Hazardous Materials Official Certified classroom professionals. So careers are also an option and fun learning experience being one of our volunteers.
Volunteers are IMPORTANT to us all..... especially those experienced ranchers, Fire Fighters and First Responders. We always salute those who share our ideals. God Bless those who protect us for NO CHARGE as we do, and GOD comfort and watch over their families of those who have fallen saving lives of others.
If you love horses.... you found a new "Family" waiting to welcome you with warm hearts, and humble appreciation to all that help as well. If you have interest in horses and animals... don't wait to watch time goes by... email us..... we are anxious to hear from you..... even if you don't have a computer at home, you can write us a letter, and you will be answered.
In the near future our goal is to grow with volunteers who love animals healthy and spirited like we do. With that growth we see ourselves branching off to helping even further by incorporating into/tapping into our communities by providing Public Storm Shelters to aid those disabled and/or elderly persons remain safe in our community when danger approaches our office locations.
We also have a desire to lend a hand to our local communities in other ways, like letting children from ages 8-21 learn more about animals by helping us as volunteers, EVEN if they are disabled or handicapped to some degree, they too deserve a chance to help animals know and realize they do matter with LOVE and AFFECTION they give us willingly and usually unconditionally.
Our founder believes that the "Bond for animals from children is so important in a young life. That bond can also lead to a more productive human life to love unconditionally as well". THAT is what LIFE is supposed to be for one another as our creator planned. Why not SHOW by EXAMPLE".
There is a special side of children, who have challenges that can bring the compassion out in anyone they touch their hearts. This is one secret of love the founder has for children and animals that brightens his day every day... helping children, like Walt Disney did in his early life. He loved entertaining children, including his own daughters. Danny applies that interest to do the same, but including a learning process for animals and children by bonding them to each other. This is why we are willing to also consider having a Summer Camp for disabled children... maybe even have weekend Trail Rides as well for parents and their kids.
Those who wish to apply as an 'out of state area' volunteers are ALSO welcome for future offices that will open soon, and your application will be also answered no matter what state you live in or work in. All those who do NOT have any felony charges, or convicted of any felony or related charges to our Bylaws restrictions will be considered for approval to become a member of our volunteers and/or future paid positions. If you have any questions regarding how to become a volunteer, please call us on our cell phone if needed.
Mail all letters to us (which we REALLY appreciate so much) to:
Healing Spirits Ranch and Rescue, Inc
Attention: Fire Rescue Director/ Headquarters
10891 Barron Ridge Lane
Keithville, LA. 71047
To become a Volunteer Member of Healing Spirits Ranch and Rescue, please call or write us a letter with your name, your current mailing address and email address if available, your phone number, best time to call, and we will mail, or email you an application to be filled out. Once we receive your application, more information will be mailed to you usually within 2-3 days or you will be contacted by an officer for further information.
Please send (or request one emailed or mailed to you ) your application to:
Healing Spirits Ranch and Rescue, Inc.
District III - Station II
10891 Barron Ridge Lane
Keithville, LA 71047
Below are some of the many guidelines and hand manuals we follow by, train by, and work with daily to save lives.
Please contact Commander Kennedy at:
E-mail: [email protected]