Opportunities For Veterans

LARC has always devoted itself to our returning military men and women, and we understand that the price of freedom is not free. LARC understands that many returning combat veterans feel displaced and disconnected upon their return. The veterans enrolled in our program get a chance to heal with our back-to-nature eco-therapy approach. More specifically, each veteran is paired with another veteran who is further along in the process, and they work side-by-side caring for a similar sentient being (wolves, parrots, horses, etc.) who has also suffered from trauma. More often than not, a returning infantryman who wrestles with being a killer or a father can find a compatible soul in the wolfdog who struggles with being a dog or a wolf.  At LARC, we are aware that there is no cure for PTSD and survivors’ guilt, but what we offer is a safe place, supported by our staff to explore these events and to understand that healing is possible. 

Although LARC is not open to the public we do employ veterans and also offer veterans the opportunity to volunteer during Veteran Volunteer Days.  We ask that any veteran interested in working or volunteering with LARC, the Wolves and Warriors program, or Operation WolfGuard provide the following:

  1. A letter of interest via email or snail mail with a scanned attachment or copy of their DD-214 (do NOT send originals).  

  2. Two letters of recommendation 

Please submit these documents via email, all attachments PDF format ONLY, to: info@lockwoodarc.org

Or mail these documents to:
PO Box 1510
Frazier Park, CA  93225

We will arrange for a phone interview to start and within 1-2 months there will be a second face to face interview.   This is not a fast process so we ask for your patience and understanding that we can only hire a few veterans each year.   This is a drug and alcohol-free environment.