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ORGANIZATION: The Children's Farm at The Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 124 people are interested

Thanks so much for considering The Children's Farm for your volunteering role. We are an organization with a small staff, so having a dedicated volunteer workforce is crucial for us to be able to continue to serve our community. Our volunteer opportunities have just begun! During the months of June-August, the farm will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. During that time, our largest need for volunteers is in the animal enclosures. These volunteers manage the gates in the animal pens, as well as provide information to the public about the animals and ensure the safety of both the animals and the public. Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with the public and animals. We have many species of animals including: chickens, pigs, goats, cows, sheep, donkeys, ponies, ducks, geese and rabbits. There is no minimum volunteer requirement. While we strongly encourage regular involvement, we understand that some people are not able to make a long-term commitment to volunteering with us. Volunteers 12 and under are required to volunteer alongside an adult chaperone. All volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation prior to signing up to volunteer with the public. The volunteer orientation typically lasts 45 minutes to an hour. During the orientation, volunteers will get an introduction to all of our animals on the farm. We will also go over rules and expectations for when volunteers are interacting with the public and the animals. Volunteer t-shirts can be purchased at the orientation. Volunteers will meet at the front gate of The Children's Farm in front of the first red building on the right hand side of the driveway.

Please visit our website to fill out a volunteer application and sign-up for a volunteer orientation: https://thecenterpalos.org/farm/volunteering-at-the-farm/ This volunteer opportunity is not available for those looking to complete community service hours for court. Court ordered community service volunteers must contact our operations manager, Chris, at (708) 361-3650.

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About The Children's Farm at The Center


12700 Southwest Hwy., Palos Park, IL 60464, US

Mission Statement

The Center’s mission is to give people of all faiths, backgrounds, and ages the space to dream, grow, and become fully alive--physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Our goal is to connect people, animals and nature.


The Children's Farm at The Center offers a rare and wonderful learning place where kids experience farm animals of all types, how they live, what they eat, how they feel and sound. Here, chickens lay eggs, sheep grow wool, cows give milk and horses eat hay harvested right from our fields. At the same time, children see crops grow and begin to understand the importance of farms and farmers to their own survival. Imagine - milk doesn’t have its origins in a cardboard or plastic carton! We offer a host of enriching farm programs, where children can handle the animals and experience the life of the farm.


Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth, Community


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12700 Southwest HighwayPalos Park, IL 60464



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 Hour Time commitment

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