We love volunteers at Ponderosa. They are what makes Ponderosa run smoothly, and they help out in every area imaginable. Whether they are driving a tractor, helping clean buildings, wiping tables in the kitchen, sewing new curtains or working in the snack bar, without them, the camp would not be such an effective ministry.
Here is a testimony from some of our current volunteers:
"After three summers of traveling around North America following our retirement in 2005, we came to the decision it was time to do what we had promised God. That is, find a place of service to volunteer where we could utilize our skills to satisfy specific needs. We found that place at Ponderosa."
"We first heard of Ponderosa through friends Tom and Anne Payne and Jack and Jeanne Young, who had previously volunteered at Ponderosa. Nancy was particularly interested since her father was a pioneer in Arizona Baptist work when Colorado had no Southern Baptist churches and was one of several states that were a part of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention.
We are currently in our second summer and plan to return next summer. Our primary responsibility is operating the snack shop. We love being able to interact with the guests, both young and old. Ponderosa is not only a beautiful place physically, but a place where you can feel God at work. Ponderosa can not exist without volunteers and we are excited to be a part of what God is doing."
Ponderosa loves being the focus of mission trips. There are many big projects that need to be done, but the staff has their hands full in the day-to-day details. That is where you come in. Coming with a group prepared to do big projects, like remodeling our buildings, replacing windows, or any number of other projects to make Ponderosa a better place.
Contact our Facilities Volunteer Coordintaor, Jose Stephens at 719-481-2482 ext. 13 for more information.