Meet Sue, our July Volunteer of the Month! Sue has been volunteering with Heartland for several years, starting as an animal care volunteer on Monday nights. She has also volunteered with our Farm on Wheels program, assisting with taking animals out into the community. Now Sue spends her time volunteering as our Tour Coordinator, setting up private tours and field trips to the farm. This is such an important task, as it saves our staff tons of time and allows more people to visit Heartland and connect with our animals and mission. “It’s a good feeling to help people and animals at the same time,” Sue said. She is also a member of Heartland’s Homestead Society. She is such an important part of the Heartland family and we’re so lucky to have her as a dedicated volunteer and supporter!

1. What do you do in your time outside of Heartland? In addition to my volunteer work with Heartland, I volunteer at Agrace Hospicecare. I also volunteer at the quarterly Fitchburg library book sales. I like to work out, and belong to Pinnacle Health and Fitness. The group strength classes, Zumba, yoga and cardio are part of each week. Mahjong and a book club are a couple of my other actives. My husband and I love to travel, most recently to Ireland and Scotland.

2. How did you find out about Heartland? What got you interested? In November of 2012 Brava magazine ran a story about Heartland Farm Sanctuary. I decided to tour the farm, and from that visit I knew I wanted to be a part of Heartland.

3. Can you describe a favorite/memorable moment or event at HFS? I have enjoyed many wonderful moments at HFS, but recalling walking little piglet Winnie on a leash is something that still makes me smile. She’s a big girl now, but back then she was tiny.

4. What is your favorite part about volunteering for HFS? I have always loved animals of all kinds. I have volunteered with a number of animal organizations, and believe strongly in work toward establishing right relationships with animals.

5. What do you wish other people knew about Heartland? I wish people knew that each of the animals has a distinct personality. I wish everyone could see how the animals respond to the safety and companionship provided at HFS.

6. If you could adopt only one HFS animal, who would you pick and why? That’s a difficult question, but I think maybe Michael. Everyone still calls him “Baby Michael” even though he’s no longer a baby goat. I like his tricolor coat, and he has the most adorable perpetual smile on his face.

2 Comments for July Volunteer of the Month: Sue Brouillette

July Volunteer of the Month: Sue Brouillette - Heartland Farm Sanctuary | July 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm

[…] Meet Sue, our July Volunteer of the Month! Sue has been volunteering with Heartland for several year… […]

Ellen Sharon and Bill | July 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm

We have long admired Sue for her kindness and generosity of spirit and good will.
She surely deserves this honor!
Well done,Sue …. Keep up the good work!
You ‘shine forth’ in all you do.

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