Animal Care Training
Time Commitment Required:
We need volunteers to assist with caring for our residents during farm opening and closing at our sanctuary in Lindstrom, MN. Tasks include letting out or closing in the residents, feeding (feed & hay distribution), stall cleaning, refreshing residents’ water, and observing animal behavior / health for potential problems. Opening and closing tasks typically take 2-3 hours.
Farm Animal Care volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. You must be comfortable working with large farm animals (e.g., cows and pigs); prior farm animal experience is not required, but is beneficial. Finally, Farm Animal Care volunteers must be reliable – the health and well-being of our residents depends on it!
Farm Animal Care volunteers must first complete an application (click here) and participate in a brief phone interview. If selected to be an Animal Care Volunteer, you will be scheduled to attend an Animal Care Training. After you are trained, you can sign up for regular (e.g., weekly) shifts or be available as needed. If you go several months without a shift, you will be asked to attend a refresher training prior to signing up for an independent shift.