The Volunteer Internship Programs at Heartland Farm Sanctuary in Verona, Wisconsin provide a unique opportunity to connect with farm animals, connect with a diverse group of people, and acquire valuable knowledge of the various aspects of a farm animal shelter. Since Heartland Farm Sanctuary opened its doors in 2010, volunteers have played a vital role in our efforts by enabling us to operate our shelter, conduct humane education programs, and offer therapeutic services for youth and adults. Apply today and you too can contribute to Heartland Farm Sanctuary’s life-changing work.
The hard work and dedication of Heartland Farm Sanctuary interns has been a vital part of our work since Heartland Farm Sanctuary began in 2009. Your commitment helps us rescue and care for homeless farm animals every day. Your commitment also helps us provide therapeutic and educational programs to youth and adults in the Greater Madison area.
Internships are available in the following departments: Animal Care, Camp Counselors and Therapeutic Programs. Specific responsibilities and qualifications vary by department. For more information, please check the description for the position that you are applying for.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary does not provide housing for interns at this time. We do have a list of housing options and contacts that can be email upon request.
Interns are responsible for buying and preparing their own food. Out of respect for the animals and work that Heartland Farm Sanctuary does, all staff and interns are asked to adhere to a vegan diet while on the sanctuary grounds.
Interns have the option to volunteer full-time (40 hours per week), 30 hours per week, or 20 hours per week. Scheduling varies by department.
Most Heartland Farm Sanctuary internships are available year round. Positions are filled on an ongoing basis as applications are received. Summer positions fill quickly, so, if you’re interested in these months, be sure to contact us well in advance.
Madison is a vibrant capital city often named one of the nation’s finest communities. It offers plentiful activities to enjoy year-round, from exploring natural, historic, and architectural marvels to attending a riveting arts performance or athletic event.
Your tax-deductible donation to Heartland Farm Sanctuary allows us to care for farm animals in need and operate our unique people programs that inspire compassion for all beings.
Volunteer commitment of 40, 30 or 20 hours per week
*One- to three-month commitment required
Volunteer commitment of camp period of either full days or half days for at least one week of camp sessions