At ROARR, we rely on the generous help of our volunteers to make our programs and events a success, and providing a memorable experience to our participants!

We can’t do it without them

Benefits of Volunteering

  • a positive and supportive environment
  • learn new skills/gain experience working with people and horses
  • build a resume
  • be part of a fun and rewarding experience

What We Ask of Volunteers

  • commitment and reliability
  • willingness to learn
  • effective communication
  • adherence to policies and procedures
  • be kind and respectful of others

Volunteer Inquiry


ROARR Volunteer of the month

Thank for being a loyal and supportive volunteer. ROARR is very blessed to have you in our family. Let’s let our followers get to know you a bit better…….


Marlene Copithorne

Tell about one of your favorite hobbies or activities?

I love baking! I find it to be very interesting and like to try new recipes that require a bit of technicality and chemistry to perfect.

What is a favorite memory growing up on a ranch?

Going out and “puttering around” with my Dad was always one of my favorite things to do on the Ranch (and still is). All the odd jobs and farmer fix-its fascinated me, there is nothing my Dad cannot fix and no problem he can’t think of a solution for! I learned a lot about resourcefulness and ingenuity from all the “puttering”.

If you could have an all-expenses paid trip to visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

Ireland, I’ve heard that you don’t know what green is until you have visited Ireland. I am drawn to the history and old world charm that Ireland possesses.

What would someone be surprised to know about you?

As a young pre-teen I belonged to a synchronized swimming club, nose plug, swim cap and all!


ROARR’S mission is benefit other’s by utilizing horses with activities, horsemanship, and therapeutic sessions. We love our horses; can you tell us about one of your favorite pets?

Pitty Kitty, my Maine coon cat! He was adopted from the now closed Pet and Brew store in Cochrane which was a pet shop and home brewery kit store (strange combo) and Pitty Kitty turned out to be a very strange and special cat.

What made that pet so special?

Pitty Kitty was more of a dog than a cat and would do anything to get on your lap for some snuggles where he would purr so hard that he would froth at the mouth. He was also very devoted to my Dad and would follow him around the Ranch as he did chores. It was always amusing to look out and see the dog peacefully resting at the front door while Pitty Kitty and Dad tromped around the Ranch.

What is your favorite thing to do for fun?

I enjoy playing volleyball, being outside and spending time with my friends and family.

You are so generous with your time in helping others. What attracted you to ROARR?

I believe that community building and connectedness are what allow people and particularly children to thrive; ROARR provides a place for these connections to be made.