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ORGANIZATION: The Haven at Skanda

The Haven at Skanda farm animal sanctuary is looking for strong, reliable volunteers who love and are comfortable with chickens and ducks to help clean their houses on a weekly basis.

This activity can take between 2-3 hours. It involves removing dirty or wet bedding (straw or sawdust) and replacing with fresh bedding, using a pitchfork, wide shovel, wheelbarrow, and moving around the farm from house to house.

We provide full training.

Although we understand that volunteers won't know if cleaning coops is a good fit until they are actually doing it and see all it entails, we do ask that volunteers only apply for this position if they have a good faith sense that this could be a good activity for them, and if they have fairly consistent schedules that allow them to make a weekly commitment (one day per week).

Apply for a volunteer orientation here:

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About The Haven at Skanda


4000 Mosley Road, Cazenovia, NY 13035, US

Mission Statement

The Haven at Skanda provides a loving home to rescued farm animals, rescued horses, and endangered species where they can relax, live in their own natural rhythms, and emerge into who they really are. The Haven offers programs for kids and adults where they can experience the brilliance of animals, and discover new possibilities.


The Haven at Skanda cares for our region's most vulnerable rescued and endangered animals, and provides public programs teaching deep sensitivity to animals, animal care, and organic gardening, to encourage a more compassionate, caring world in which we support animals and nature.

We focus on preventive education and services, so that we as a community can provide support to animal owners at the first signs of difficulty, so that no animal need suffer, and we reduce the number of animals going to auction or needing rescue. We offer innovative programs for kids that combine animal care with organic gardening to encourage empathy, teamwork, healthy eating, a plant-based diet, and connection to community. All our programs are designed to encourage humans to learn from animals and nature, and discover new possibilities.

We are an all-volunteer organization, building our volunteer corps and always looking for volunteers to help with animal care, nonprofit management, special events, and gardening projects. We survive on donations, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. For more information on how to get involved: or 315-815-5056.




We'll work with your schedule.


4000 Mosley RoadCazenovia, NY 13035



  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours weekly

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