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ORGANIZATION: JASPER RIDGE FARM

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We are a nonprofit that uses horses and gentle farm animals in therapeutic programs for people in need including children and adults with special needs, children facing life-threatening illness, teens struggling with mental health issues, Veterans, senior citizens, and inmates in the local county jail.

We have volunteers who help us take care of our animals every day. This includes barn chores such as cleaning animal stalls, scrubbing water buckets, etc. It also includes letting the animals out for playtime and some light feeding. Our animals include 3 miniature horses, 1 full-size horse, 3 goats, 3 sheep, 2 bunnies, 2 guinea pigs and 13 chickens. The best part of this volunteer opportunity is getting to spend time with our sweet, loving animals!

Morning animal care takes approximately 2.5 hours and we ask our volunteers to start their shift sometime between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. We do require a weekly commitment for this volunteer opportunity. No previous farm animal experience required. We'll provide training. We request that you commit to the volunteering slot for 3 months or longer.

33 Shifts

  • Mon Jun 24, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Jun 27, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Jun 28, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Mon Jul 01, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Jul 04, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Jul 05, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Mon Jul 08, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Jul 11, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Jul 12, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Mon Jul 15, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Jul 18, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Jul 19, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Mon Jul 22, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Jul 25, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Jul 26, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Mon Jul 29, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Aug 01, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Aug 02, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Mon Aug 05, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Aug 08, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Aug 09, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Mon Aug 12, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Aug 15, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Aug 16, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Mon Aug 19, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Aug 22, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Aug 23, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Mon Aug 26, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Aug 29, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Aug 30, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Mon Sep 02, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Thu Sep 05, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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  • Fri Sep 06, 2024 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 2
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About JASPER RIDGE FARM

Location:

2720 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by the comforting power of animals, Jasper Ridge Farm provides a special experience for people in need.

Description

We are dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties who are facing physical and emotional challenges. Our goal is to bring unique experiences to these people through therapeutic interaction with gentle farm animals.

Our programs are offered free of charge to children facing life-threatening illness, those living with special needs, and for children or adults facing challenging family situations such as homelessness, neglect, or domestic violence. We also focus on helping youth struggling with mental health issues and have programs for Veterans, senior citizens, and inmates.

Animals provide love and unconditional acceptance. Our group of support animals have endless love and kindness to give and we believe interacting with them provides comfort and stress relief for people in need.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have switched the majority of our programming to be virtual.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 33 shifts

WHERE

2720 Alpine RoadPortola Valley, CA 94028

(37.40602,-122.19444)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 2.5 hours weekly.
  • No previous animal experience needed. Just a desire to take care of animals. Must be 18 years or older.

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