Help out with animals/children on a children's ranch in Texas


United States

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    Update: Need help with all of our new children's/animal programs . As of now, I am looking for all-around helpers: Lots of work! Painting; fixing, ranch work; help with animals, etc.. But also some fun as I have a 17 year old daughter and many children (3 to 12) coming to the ranch for activities.Prefer people who would enjoy living in quiet surroundings and really like animals. Must be reliable, versatile, and happy being in nature!


    I am a retired veterinarian offering international programs for children on our pony ranch.

    If only one traveler: This will be a family life (no party girls!) and you will share all of our activities if wanted. There is no public transportation so you will be dependent on us for going anywhere. It will be really fun for the right young girl. We prefer a young Lady interested in teaching, or a biology/ecology/zoology or veterinary student. Must love outdoors and be ready to help wherever needed, but also ready to have fun with us. We go hiking (someone with a scouting background would be great!), cultural visits, go to the movies, Sea World, do crafts, etc...
    We also have a small pony stable with 14 + ponies and we offer classes and BD parties for young children.

    Prefer college student who understands the importance of education. Can work on own high school/college work. I can help as I am also an educational coach (in English or French) with a passion for maths and sciences.
    American and foreign students welcome. Must have references.
    Prefer quiet person who enjoys board games/reading/sketching/handi crafts, etc.... For the times when we cannot be outside!

    Would love a family with children between the ages of 4 and 12 as they would enjoy the setting and American friends coming over!

    Hope to meet you very soon.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Binational setting: French/American. Special activities (local visits, Sea World, movies...) will mostly be on the weekends, due to school schedule of daughter. Our small town is quite "western" so unusual!
    Lots of activities for children (3 and up) o participate in.

  • Help


    Must be available for 1 week or more, from now until March 8.
    - Help at the pony stable and with the sheep, llama, etc..
    - Help with carpentry to repair a small house, animal sheds, fence. or whatever comes up!
    - Help with cooking + house chores
    - Help girls with languages (in summer mostly)
    - Help with our small dog and pony rescue program
    - Habitat restoration, wildlife feeding....

    Must love outdoors, animals, hiking, visiting places and most of all be ready to help.
    References required.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Bilingual English/French, some Spanish

  • Accommodation


    - Own room in main house for one traveler
    - Own or shared bathroom with 1 girl (16 years old).

    Own house for family with children

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Must be very family oriented and want to participate in our activities if only one individual; (not required of families!) as there is no public transportation.
    Must be happy living in an isolated area, and love children & animals.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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