Ratherford joined Zimbabwe Workcamps Association soon after its inception in 1995 and rose within ranks. Zimbabwe Workcamps Association is a Youth Volunteer Organisation which use international voluntary services as a double-edged sword namely youth empowerment and international understanding. He also serve as member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) for Southern Africa Workcamps Cooperation (SAWC). Southern Africa Workcamps Cooperation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organisation, which encompass workcamps and voluntary movements from Southern Africa. Ratherford worked in various areas of social development, with a strong bias to volunteerism at national and international level. He has frontline experience in developing tailor made international voluntary services programmes & activities to meet the needs of communities.