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Animal Feeding Volunteer (Feed our farm's animals!)

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ORGANIZATION: CULTIVATE CARE FARMS

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 13 people are interested
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Do you want to give back to your community? Do you love cats, chickens, and baby goats? Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton, MA is looking for volunteers to help with morning feedings on weekdays and morning & afternoon feedings on weekend days.

Cultivate Care Farms is a non-profit committed to improving the lives of children, adolescents, and adults through Outpatient Farm-Based Mental Health Counseling. On the farm, we house chickens, goats, sheep, alpacas, cats, guinea pigs, a rabbit, and a tortoise. Volunteer responsibilities include feeding and watering our herd, which takes about 1 hour. Must be comfortable being around animals and pushing a wheelbarrow/pulling a cart. Spend time in our lovely sanctuary and enjoy the sights and sounds of sweet, loving farm animals!

Email farm manager Annie Melden at AMelden@CultivateFarms.org to inquire.

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About CULTIVATE CARE FARMS

Location:

401 MAIN ST, BOLTON, MA 01740, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of Cultivate Care Farms, Inc. is to operate, maintain, and expand Care Farming for humans and animals to heal and grow therapeutically through mental health, wellness, and community outreach programming.

Description

The Care Farm Model

Based on a centuries-old Dutch model of social inclusion and mental healing, Cultivate invites individuals to venture outside the traditional counseling setting, and reconnect to the natural world. The farm, and nature at large, acts as a metaphor for emotional pain, and through hands-on experiences clients are able to work through that pain and find lasting peace. Clients have an opportunity to interact with dozens of animals while engaging in therapeutic growth on the farm. Every session and interaction at Cultivate is unique and tailored to the specific needs of every individual. Cultivate is not focused on diagnosis, but on recovery and wellness, we are honored to serve people regardless of their challenges. As an outpatient mental health center, we aim to include teens and adults who have been hesitant to engage or re-engage in therapy and offer an alternative to traditional counseling. We welcome individuals struggling with an array of emotional, developmental, and psychological challenges to join us on a journey of self-discovery and lasting change through the cultivation of one's mind, body, and environment.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Animals, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

401 Main StreetBolton, MA 01740

(42.43085,-71.58212)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Farming
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per month
  • Must be comfortable around farm animals and comfortable pushing a wheelbarrow/pulling a cart.

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