Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary Volunteering

We are currently looking for committed, reliable people who love animals to help us at the sanctuary. Potential volunteers need to be at least 18-years old.

Below are areas we currently need additional help:

  • Public events help – Assisting with property clean up, on and off-site event set up, welcoming guests to the sanctuary, engaging visitors in conversation, etc. This is a minimum bi-monthly commitment and usually involve Saturdays/Sundays.

Please understand that we rely strongly on committed, reliable volunteers and we expect anyone who completes an application to put in work, not just to visit and take photos with the animals. Broken Shovels is a working sanctuary meaning we are constantly busy with animal care, sanctuary infrastructure projects, fundraising and outreach and we work very hard. Volunteering at Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary is not for everyone and if you cannot commit reliably to our needs mentioned above, please do not submit an application. We do not have time to entertain individuals looking for a free tour. This sounds harsh, but our ultimate priority is caring for the animals that call the sanctuary their home and we consider caring for and working with them to be a privilege.

At this time we do not offer any internships.

We are not currently able to accommodate group volunteering. As we house a lot of animals, we prefer to screen individuals who could potentially have access to our property and animals and we currently cannot do that effectively with groups.

If interested in the above mentioned positions, please click the link below to print the volunteer application. Email your completed form to All volunteers must complete an application as well as sign the release and waiver of liability prior to starting any work.

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