Volunteer Application

Heartland Farm Sanctuary is currently recruiting volunteers, ages 16 and older, who support our mission, to provide care for farm animals in need, nurture people through the human-animal bond, and foster respect and kindness toward animals and each other, to participate in our volunteer program. Volunteers ages 10-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian present.

All potential volunteers must submit a completed application and attend a Volunteer Orientation prior to placement. We also require that all volunteers participate in position specific training as part of their work experience. If you support our mission and are willing to put forth the time to be trained, we encourage you to complete this application. The information submitted on this form will help us to find the most satisfying, rewarding, and appropriate position for you.

To apply, please fill out the online form below and click the 'Submit Application' button at the bottom of the page. Or, you may download the printable application and mail completed form to HFS, P.O. Box 45746 Madison, WI 53744
Volunteer Information
* Your Name:
* Address:
* City, State Zip: ,
* Primary Phone Number: (Home/Mobile)
Alternate Phone Number: (Work)
* E-mail:
Note: E-mail is our preferred method of contact. Our e-mail may be blocked by your filters; please check your junk e-mail folders if you have not received an e-mail from us confirming receipt of your application.
* Date of Birth: (Format: mm/dd/yyyy)
* Do you have reliable transportation? YesNo
Health Information (if volunteering at Barn):
Please list any health conditions that affect your volunteer work, including any head, neck, back, joint, or heart issues.
Emergency Contact Information
* Name:
* Relationship to Volunteer:
* Home Address:
* City, State Zip: ,
* Phone:
* E-mail:
Background Information
* Occupation:
* Employer:
* Education/Degrees Earned:
* Will you be volunteering with a Job Coach? YesNo
If yes, enter Coach Name:
* Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony: YesNo
If yes, please explain:
* Are you volunteering to complete a court-ordered community service requirement?
Reference Information
Please list a business, education or volunteer-related reference:
* Reference Name:
* Reference Phone and/or E-mail:
Type of Volunteer Work Preferred/Availability
* How many hours each week would you like to volunteer? (minimum 2 hours/week)
* Please select your top 3 choices for the areas of volunteer work you would like to do:
1st Choice:
2nd Choice:
3rd Choice:
* What are your available days and times to volunteer? (Check all that apply)
Monday Morning Evening
Tuesday Morning Evening
Wednesday Morning Evening
Thursday Morning Evening
Friday Morning Evening
Saturday Morning Evening
Sunday Morning Evening
* Why would you like to volunteer at Heartland Farm Sanctuary?
Volunteer Application Agreement
I certify that the statements made in this volunteer application are true and have been given voluntarily and that I am physically capable of participating in volunteer activities at Heartland Farm Sanctuary. I understand that this information may be disclosed to any party with legal and proper interest, including for such purposes as criminal background checks, and I release the agency from any liability whatsoever for supplying such information. I also understand that I will not be paid for my services as a volunteer. In consideration of Heartland Farm Sanctuary accepting my application for participation in its programs, I agree to release and hold harmless Heartland Farm Sanctuary from and against any and all loss, damage, claims, liability, costs and expenses of any nature whatsoever, including without limitation, attorney’s fees and disbursements, arising from or occasioned by my participation in Heartland Farm Sanctuary programs. I understand there are certain risks inherent in handling animals and I accept these risks. I agree that Heartland Farm Sanctuary may photograph my participation in this program and I hereby release any such photographs to Heartland Farm Sanctuary for use in its programs, publications and purpose. I agree to volunteer at Heartland Farm Sanctuary for a minimum of 6 months. I agree to represent Heartland in a positive manner consistent with its mission and principles.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary requires proof of a current tetanus vaccination before volunteers will be allowed to work in our barn. Verification can be provided to us from your physician by mail (address below) or email at Jamie.Monroe@HeartlandFarmSanctuary.org.
I have read and agree with the Volunteer Application Agreement above.

To complete this application, please click the 'Submit Application' button below. Thank you!