Animal Husbandry and Composting Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


441 Saxony RdEncinitas, CA 92024


To apply:

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm is a community farm that integrates the practices of Jewish tradition and sustainable agriculture to grow and share healthy food, care for the land, and help and strengthen connections between neighbors. Through handsā€on educational experiences and produce donations to neighbors that need it most, the Farm is fostering a vibrant and sustainable community that grows, seeds, and shares.

Coastal Roots Farm consists of mixed gardens, an orchard/food forest, animal pastures, and a vineyard, all in various stages of development. The Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and was recently spun off as a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Coastal Roots Farm is funded through a diverse revenue mix, including philanthropic partners and social enterprise.


* Feed chickens and collect and wash eggs

* Clean and spread straw throughout chicken coop

* Periodically moving mobile chicken aviary to new location with farm staff team member

Time Frame and Commitment

* At least 8-12 hours per month on Wednesday or Sunday mornings

* Commitment of at least three months

* At least 24 hour notice for change in scheduling

Qualifications and Requirements

* As the animal husbandry volunteer may be working independently around the farm and Leichtag Commons, volunteer must complete and pass a background check at their own expense

* Physical abilities: can bend over, squat, kneel or stand for extended periods of time.

* Valid driver's license

* Interest in organic farming and animal husbandry

* Comfort working with animals, including handling manure

* Comfort working around farm machinery


* Volunteer tee-shirt

* Increase your knowledge about sustainable animal husbandry including the design and use of mobile poultry systems

* Knowledge that you've helped divert waste from the landfill as well as increased access to locally grown, fresh and healthy produce to community members in need


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Farming

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 12 hours/month on Wednesday morning, 3 months min
  • Bend over, squat, kneel or stand for extended periods of time. Comfort working w/ animals & manure

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