Volunteer at the Farm

General Information

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Volunteering at Spring Farm Sanctuary involves working on natural terrain, often in an unpredictable environment. Volunteers often use equipment and tools that could be dangerous if used in an inappropriate manner.  Therefore, volunteers who choose to give their time and skills must relinquish Spring Farm Sanctuary and the owners of the property from any and all liability should accident or injury result from volunteer activities by signing a liability waiver before beginning work of any kind.

  • Please be realistic about your ability to commit your time.  Before contacting us, consider your commitments to work, school, family, etc.  Also see how far you’ll have to travel to get to the sanctuary and consider things like the weather, your transportation, and any upcoming changes in your schedule.  While we understand that some obstacles are unforeseen, the animals still depend on the consistency of our volunteers.  Volunteers are a very important part of what we do and we want to make sure we bring on a committed team!
  • All volunteers must attend an orientation prior to starting their first shift.

To volunteer at Spring Farm Sanctuary please contact robin@springfarmsanctuary.org with your name, contact information and how you would like to volunteer.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Application

  • Please check all that apply
  • Please include the number of hours you wish to volunteer, days and times you are available, preferred frequency of volunteering (weekly, monthly, etc), length of overall commitment (e.g. one time, 1-5 month, 6+ months, etc).
  • 1. I understand that nothing contained in this application or conveyed in any interview is intended to create an employment contract between me and Spring Farm Sanctuary.
    2. I understand that this is an unpaid volunteer position.
    3. I certify that the answers given by me are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • Additional materials to supplement your application, such as cover letter, resume, or references, may be sent to robin@springfarmsanctuary.org

Role Descriptions

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FARM ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER

  • Time Commitment Required:
    1 1/2-hour shift every other week
    (9am-10:30am) or (4:30-6:00pm)
    Minimum of 3 months.
  • Responsibilities: Primary duty will be cleaning barns. The farm assistants will also help socialize the animals and assist with other day-to-day farm maintenance tasks.
  • Qualifications: Ability to work in all weather conditions, ability to perform strenuous physical labor and heavy lifting, willingness to follow detailed Spring Farm Sanctuary work protocols, commitment to Spring Farm Sanctuary's goals and programs. Previous animal care experience preferred but not required.
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VOLUNTEER TOUR GUIDE

  • Time Commitment Required:
    1 x 2-hour shift every other weekend (Saturdays only)
    Minimum of 3 months.
  • Responsibilities: Primary duty will be touring small groups around the farm, educating visitors and answering questions.
  • Qualifications: Great communicators, ability to work in all weather conditions, willingness to follow detailed Spring Farm Sanctuary work protocols, commitment to Spring Farm Sanctuary's goals and programs. Past tour guide experience preferred but not required.
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VETERINARY CARE VOLUNTEER

  • Time Commitment:
    1 x 2-hour shift every other week
    Minimum of 3 months.
  • Responsibilities: Primary duties include routine animal care, providing vaccinations, administering fluids and treating infections.
  • Qualifications: Certified Veterinarian or Vet Tech with large animal experience. Ability to work in all weather conditions, willingness to follow detailed Spring Farm Sanctuary work protocols, commitment to Spring Farm Sanctuary's goals and programs.
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FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER

  • Time Commitment: Flexible, for a minimum of 3 months.
  • Responsibilities: Primary duties include community outreach, fundraising strategy and planning, grant writing and event planning. This role can be done remotely (with the exception of events).
  • Qualifications: Experience in fundraising, non-profits, marketing and/or PR preferred, willingness to follow detailed Spring Farm Sanctuary work protocols, commitment to Spring Farm Sanctuary's goals and programs.
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PR VOLUNTEER

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours+ every other week , for a minimum of 3 months.
  • Responsibilities: Primary duties include drafting story pitches, outreach to local media, community building. This role can be done remotely.
  • Qualifications: Experience in PR, writing/editing preferred, willingness to follow detailed Spring Farm Sanctuary work protocols, commitment to Spring Farm Sanctuary's goals and programs.