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Volunteer Activities

Volunteer activities can include (but are not limited to) filling water buckets, mucking stalls/paddocks, spending one-on-one time socializing and grooming specific animals, and other animal care needs of the day.  Here's a great video about the volunteer experience by Ashani Kurukulasuriya.

In Spring through Fall, volunteers can also opt to work with our organic farm, performing tasks such as starting and planting seedlings, watering, weeding crop beds, and learning about organic practices.

Additionally, volunteers can propose activities outside the realm of animal or plant care that match personal skills, such as taking high-quality photos and videos of our animals, assisting with social media, creating fundraisers, or offering workshops on topics related to our mission.









Age Restrictions

For safety and liability purposes, all volunteers must be at least 10 years of age, no exceptions. Volunteers under 14 will need a parent with them at all times. Volunteers under 18 will need a parent to accompany them on their first visit. 

Volunteering Tips and Suggestions

Closed-toe shoes are required, and boots are strongly recommended. Clothing is likely to get dirty, so keep that in mind when deciding what to wear! Work gloves are also a great idea if you have them. 

You can find the volunteer liability release form here.

Volunteer Hours

Volunteer hours are available 8am-12pm Weekends and

8am-4pm Weekdays. We ask that volunteers try to come one regular day each week, and stay for at least an hour, but we are flexible with volunteers that travel quite a distance. 

We completely understand that emergencies and inclement weather occur, so if you will not be able to make your regular time, please let us know in advance via text or email. 

The majority of animal-care activities are labor intensive, so please notify us in advance if you are unable to perform certain tasks.


We always appreciate the generosity of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Unity Farm Sanctuary an even better forever home for farm animals than it already is. Every dollar goes directly into animal food, veterinary care, and animal housing.


Maybe you have another idea how we can work together to enhance our educational mission and community service. For example, we offer opportunities to numerous local organizations for the disadvantaged, disabled, and elderly. Please contact us with your special requests.


We offer opportunities for local schools and colleges to include Unity Farm experiences in their coursework offerings. Interns work closely with staff to participate in hands-on daily events, and developing relationships with the animals that far exceeds any other experience we offer.  For more details and to apply, contact us.


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