Volunteer Farm Assistant - Acton Sanctuary


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


5200 Escondido Canyon RoadActon, CA 93510


Time Commitment Required: 1 four hour shift; recurring commitment encouraged.

Experience Requirements: Must have previously attended a work party and/or volunteer orientation.

Age Requirement Exceptions: Volunteers ages 12-17 will be considered but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Responsibilities: Assist with barn cleaning and other grounds maintenance projects that are determined daily according to our greatest and most timely needs. Farm chores and projects may include, but are not limited to, barn cleaning, gardening, fence repair, painting, and raking. These chores are not glamorous and may be physically demanding and/or repetitious; however, every task assists us with carrying out our daily mission of rescuing, protecting, and caring for farm animals in need.

Qualifications: Ability to work in all weather conditions, ability to perform strenuous physical labor (ability to assist with heavy lifting preferred), commitment to Farm Sanctuary’s goals and programs. No animal experience necessary. If you have any special skills such as carpentry, gardening, plumbing, etc., please note on your application.

Specifications: All farm assistant volunteers must attend an orientation before volunteering at the sanctuary. Once orientation has been attended, farm assistant volunteers may request to volunteer on days that suit their schedule but must notify a designated Farm Sanctuary staff member at least a week in advance. Preferred volunteer shift begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.

Apply at farmsanctuary.org


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 four hour shift; recurring commitment encouraged

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