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Opportunity In Southern Oregon

We received the following email today, Feb 5, 2016:

"Cascade Mountain Ranch Retreat & Conference Center here in southern Oregon invites RVers to join us as hosts at the ranch. Generally couples come, hook up, and host the many retreats, do light work, join the volunteers in caring for things, and also take time to enjoy the beauty of the area. It's always nice to have two couple here at a time. We like couples to stay at least nine months to a year. We are seeking two new couples at this time. Our other couples are both leaving because of health issues which has been difficult. They have been with the retreat for a long time. It is both a church and family retreat. If you are interested in this kind of work in your RV adventures, please call carol at 541-890-8437 or write us at getaway@usa.com. Bless you for your consideration.  Jeff Shelton, Director."


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Jo and I have been communicating with Carol and Jeff at Cascade Mountain Ranch Retreat.  They have offered and we have accepted a position at their facility.  When we asked about it, we were told that it is a Christian based ministry with two large lodges at which they have family reunions, wedding and receptions, and church gatherings.  The work is all volunteer work, but in our case, it will actually save us money in the long run.

I asked a bunch of questions and found out the following:

RV site is free.

All of the utilities that are included free: water, sewer, electric, gas hook-up to tank (LPG), Direct TV, WiFi, and a Ranch cell for guests to call

Hours worked are dependent upon guest schedules, but they average around 20 hours per week per person of each couple.  They do their best to get everyone at least 2 days off a week.  They would like for any volunteer couples to commit for at least 9 months to a year.

They do cook some for the retreats, so at least one person of a couple might be expected to help on those occasions.

The work is really flexible .. feeding the animals each day, washing sheets and towels when guests depart (so the "team" can make beds and clean quickly the next day, Tuesdays are the big cleaning volunteer day during the school year) ... chopping firewood, fixing a chair ... they try to flex around ones skills in the maintenance area.

Dress code is casual ... Jeans are fine

Hosting guests/retreats is that fine line of warm and friendly ... But then invisible except when they need you!

At the moment, we are scheduled to take the one RV site that has 50 amp, and the other one for a volunteer couple would currently be 30 amp, but in a phone conversation today, it was mentioned that they would be looking into converting at least one more site to 50 amp for the retreat volunteer couple.

As I said, I asked a bunch of questions and didn't get a single answer that I didn't like.  So, if anyone has an interest in the second volunteer couple positions, don't hesitate to call or e-mail and ask your own questions.  As for Jo and I, we are excited to be going and have committed for one year.



Terry and Jo

2010 Mobile Suites 38TKSB3
2008 Ford F450
2014 Ford Expedition 4X4 as Tag-along or Scout

Two minor works in progess....pictures taken over the years and a webblog:

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Ignoring the Barking Dogs  -  Terry's Blog

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WOW, good for you Terry and Jo. Thanks for the insight about what sounds like a wonderful opportunity for couples.
Best wishes on your new adventure. ;<)


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Sounds like it will be a good fit. Keep us posted



Carol Kerr Welch

Wife to Jeff, "Mom" to Chuy; Retama Village Resident, RV enthusiast


Realtor specializing in RV and 55+ Communities in the Rio Grande Valley



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Terry, Sounds good. Something we would like but we don't usually spend more than about 3 months at a location. Hope everything works out for you. Keep us informed as to how things are going.




Dave and Marge

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2008 36RSSB3 Mobile Suite

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