For personal health reasons, Refarm Sanctuary’s gates are currently closed

Bring Gloves And Expect To Get Dirty

Volunteer events are posted on our facebook page. Please check https://www.facebook.com/pg/refarmsanctuary/events to see what help we may need in upcoming days or weeks. If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis and able to commit a couple of hours on at least a weekly schedule, please contact us at info@refarmsanctuary.org 

Volunteer Activities
Recurring volunteer activities include mucking barns and coops, cleaning pastures, turning compost, feeding animals, grooming animals, building and mending fences, repairing and painting shelters, clearing invasive vines and brush, moving hay and straw bales, and much more. Many of the animals will visit you while you complete tasks but there is no guarantee to experience animal interaction. Volunteering is physically intensive, so be physically fit and expect to get a workout! 

Be Prepared 
Check the weather forecast for zip code 98671 and wear clothing & footwear that are weather appropriate and that you don’t mind getting muddy or dusty. Bring work gloves! Rugged boots (not sneakers. definitely not anything with open toes) are a must and don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen in the summertime. We encourage you to pack lunch or a snack — no meat or dairy please, out of respect for the animals.

Age Restrictions
For safety and liability purposes, all volunteers must be at least 14 years of age, no exceptions. Volunteers who are ages 14 and 15 will need parent/guardian supervision for the duration of the day.

Special Needs
If you have any special needs or service animals, please contact us at info@refarmsanctuary.org so we can plan volunteer activities for you ahead of time.

Required Liability Release Form

Refarm is a working farm with uneven and slippery surfaces, sharp and heavy objects, and sometimes unpredictable animal movements. Always be aware of your surroundings. Keep an eye on nearby animals. Let us know if you're in anyway uncomfortable with your assigned duties; we will gladly reassign you to something else. Signing the liability waiver is required before being able to participate in volunteering activities. 

 


2 comments

  • We’re changing up volunteer days a bit. Going forward, we will be publishing volunteer events on our facebook page with specific tasks that need to be completed. If any of the tasks align with what you’d like to work on, sign up and show up on that day. If you’re interested in volunteering on a recurring basis and can commit to at least a couple of hours on a weekly basis, contact us directly. Thanks!!

    Refarm Staff
  • Do we just show up on Saturdays once we have completed the liability waiver? Or do we need to be contacted first?

    Robin Antonson

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