Photo by Cheryl Breuer
“I started ‘working for the animals’ one year ago at Heartland Farm Sanctuary. This has been the best year of my life because of it! Not only have I made about 50 awesome animal friends and learned how to do things I never imagined doing, I have also met the most inspirational and amazing people who are working to change both the lives of forgotten animals AND disadvantaged youth in our community.” – Alecia Torres, VolunteerUpcoming Volunteer Orientations
|Dates:||Wednesday, June 12, 2013|
|Wednesday, July 3, 2013|
|Wednesday, August 7, 2013|
|Time:||7:00pm – 8:00pm|
|Location:||Verona Public Library Map & Directions|
|RSVP:||Please send an email to Kristin Roosmalen, or RSVP to this event on Heartland’s Facebook Page|
Mail-in Volunteer Application (PDF)
Waiver and Liability Form (PDF)
(Printed copies of the forms will be available at the meeting)
Choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities that best suits your interests, skills, and schedule. Whether you looking to volunteer on a weekly basis or at a one-time event, we will find the perfect job for you!
* Areas where we desperately need YOUR help
- Animal Rescue
- Barn Chores & Animal Care * Barn chores are done twice a day, 365 days a year. Tasks include feeding and watering animals, cleaning pens, and sweeping floors. The morning shift meets at the barn from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and the evening shift meets from 3:30pm to 6:00pm in the winter or 4:30pm to 7:00pm in the summer. Working with the animals is certainly rewarding, but barn chores may be physically demanding. Just remember that every task assists us with carrying out our daily mission to provide care for farm animals in need.
- Camp Counselor – Click Here to download application.
- Construction/Repair Work
- Driving a Trailer (must own truck)
- Fundraising * Grab a bunch of friends and plan your own fundraising event (birthday donations, walk for the animals, bake sale, party, you get the idea). For an easy, ready-to-go fundraiser, you can sell Heartland’s private label coffee, with the proceeds going to our animals and youth programming.
- Humane Education
- Office Work
- Running Errands If only we could be in two places at once! There are times when we need your help to run a few errands, such as picking up donated items from event sponsors or delivering feed or produce for the animals.
- Special Events Planning * We need lots of hands and hearts to help plan our many special events. Opportunities include: reaching out to area businesses and individuals for donated auction items; set up and take down of tables, chairs, decorations, etc.; assist with activities during the event.
- Tabling Events * We attend several community events throughout the year, and we often bring our animals with us! It’s a terrific opportunity to tell folks about our animals and the important work we do.
- Therapeutic Animal Assisted Activities This includes our visits to nursing homes, programming for youth with special needs, at-risk youth and families, and other vulnerable youth and adults. This work is done both at our barn and in the community.