*With the exception of Groundskeeping/Construction volunteers. If you’re interested in helping with groundskeeping, maintenance and/or construction, please email our Shelter Director, Alecia.
Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, Heartland Farm Sanctuary will be recruiting volunteers 16 and older who support our mission of inspiring compassion for all beings to participate in our volunteer program.
The Dane County TimeBank is a community of people who help each other by sharing their abilities, talents and experiences. When you provide a service for another TimeBankmember you earn one TimeBank Hour for each hour of help given. You can then exchange each TimeBank Hour you earn for an hour of service from anyone else in the network. The possibilities are endless, but exchanges include such things as pet care, gardening, transportation, computer help, tutoring, music and art lessons, and so much more! We each have talents and skills that someone else values. By sharing them, we can create community one hour at a time.
Since Heartland Farm Sanctuary is a member of the Dane County TimeBank, any of our volunteers who join the TimeBank can now earn hours for helping us out!
Your tax-deductible donation to Heartland Farm Sanctuary provides rescue, compassion and care to farm animals in need and allows us to operate our people programs that inspire compassion for all.
Animal care shifts take care of the resident animals that include goats, pigs, sheep, cows, llamas, donkeys, turkeys, ducks, geese, chickens, emus, and one adorable, blue-eyed mini horse named Cookie. Animal care can be hard work, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Heartland provides all the tools and equipment, volunteers provide the smiles and elbow grease! There are three (3) animal care shifts per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year:
* Have questions? Contact Ana for more info!
We are looking for assistant counselors to help at our amazing humane education weekly day camp. If you are 16 or older, able to commit to one or more weeks of 7-8 hour days, and have a passion for teaching kids about empathy and compassion, join us!
* Please contact our Humane Education Manager, Amy, for more information about volunteering at camp!
If you love working outside and have experience with outdoor work, we need YOU! While working on our unique Driftless Area property, you will meet many of our rescued animals and help keep their home beautiful and safe!
* Please contact Alecia for more information about groundskeeping volunteering.
If you enjoy spending time in vegetable gardens, Heartland has five brand new, empty raised beds and six galvanized steel water troughs (already filled with a soil mix) that could use your help! We need hands every step of the way. Your volunteer time could be one time or weekly or anything in between!
* Please contact us if you're interested in garden volunteering!
Join our biweekly Sunday maintenance crew to help with small repairs, barn cleaning, and fence repair. You will see many of Heartland’s animals during your shift, and know that you are helping make their home safe and happy! Some experience with tools is helpful.
If you have strong construction skills, inquire about working directly with our project coordinator on large projects such as building animal structures, putting up fencing, maintaining equipment and restoring our historic barn.
* Please contact Alecia for more information about construction and repair volunteering.
* Please contact Kes Allen for more information about administrative volunteering.