Why Volunteer?

Dennis and Patty Gibbons



Dennis and Patty Gibbons , Volunteers

When not at Camp we are: 
Dennis: A retired Colorado State Patrol Trooper
Patty: A retired librarian 

Volunteer at Roundup River Ranch since: 2011

Favorite Camp Activity: Stage Night

Favorite Meal at Camp: Pizza

How would you describe camp in three words? Best week ever

In what volunteer roles do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? 
Dennis: Facilities volunteer
Patty: Kitchen volunteer, cabin volunteer, and medical desk volunteer
Why do you think it’s important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses? So children with serious illnesses can focus on just being kids, instead of being ill. 

What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? The joy that it brings to the children. We also love working with the staff. 

What is your favorite memory as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? The wonderful spirits of some of the children we have met keep us coming back to volunteer. The children we meet are so inspirational to us.

How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your life? Being trusted by the full-time staff to work independently on projects makes us feel good. Volunteering at Roundup River Ranch gives us a true sense of being needed and appreciation.

Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? You can truly make a difference by helping campers enjoy a summer camp experience in spite of some very real challenges they have faced in their young lives.

What would you like to say to those who may be interested in volunteering at Roundup River Ranch? Just do it. There is nothing like the feeling you will get from your time at Roundup River Ranch


“Volunteers” seems like such an inadequate term. You are really our do-it-all, super-hero, mind-boggling miracle workers.

We really, truly (pinkie-swear) couldn’t do it without you.

It takes a lot of big hearts and willing hands to keep up with so many vibrant, excited, deserving campers and their families. Our amazing volunteers support Roundup River Ranch through both people-power and cost savings.

Small Investment. Huge Returns.

Since no camper ever pays a penny to attend Roundup River Ranch, our volunteers are truly what make it all possible. Did you know our volunteers save us over $160,000 per session? That is a lot of priceless life-changing experiences you’re about to make happen.

In their own words.

Read testimonials from some of our superstar volunteers on what volunteering at Camp means to them. 

For additional information, please contact the Roundup River Ranch Volunteer at 970.524.CAMP(2267) or email at Volunteer@RoundupRiverRanch.org