Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Ranch Volunteers

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Volunteering at the Everson Ranch in 2022

Last year's volunteer program at the Everson Ranch was successful. Our gratitude goes out to those volunteers who got the work done. The support and help we received was amazing. This year, OLT is once again recruiting ranch volunteers starting in May.

Do you want to get away from urban life, live in the country and live on a ranch helping with ranch, grounds keeping and garden chores? Orient Land Trust is asking for 2022 ranch volunteers starting in May.

We offer a remote, peaceful setting on the 150 year old Everson Ranch. The garden and ranch buildings are only four miles from the base of the Sangre de Cristos and the views are inspiring. The Everson Ranch is 760 acres and offers unlimited hiking opportunities on the ranch and in the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There are two hot springs nearby. Valley View Hot Springs, part of Orient Land Trust, and Joyful Journey Hot Springs and Spa. The greenhouse provides fresh, mostly organically grown vegetables and our chickens organic eggs. For pictures and background information go to the website at olt.org or watch Historical Everson Ranch, Orient Land Trust on YouTube.

Volunteer housing is in a rent free, small, solar heated cottage (no running water) with wifi. Shower, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen nearby. Possibility of camper or tent camping is also available. Use of Valley View Hot Springs as availability permits (about 1-3 times per week).

We ask that you commit to at least 2-4 weeks. Longer stay for the right person could be arranged. For more information contact Doug Bishop. Email:

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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.