Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Summer Volunteers at the Ranch

Fields at Everson Ranch Fields at Everson Ranch John Lorenz

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 now. 

Live and work in 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 lots of peace and quiet. There is an abundant array of hiking trails and the Sangre de Cristos are designated wilderness. 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 organic eggs from our flock of chickens. For pictures and background information go to the website at or watch Historical Everson Ranch, Orient Land Trust on YouTube.

Volunteer housing is rent free. A small, solar heated cottage (no running water) with wifi is near the bath/kitchen for showers, bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. 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 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.