Volunteer

Volunteers  

We are currently in the process of creating a new volunteer program and will be open to accepting new volunteers once the program is ready. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to be notified when you can apply, please fill out our Contact Form using the button below and request to be added to the waitlist. Once a spot opens up, our volunteer coordinator will get in touch with you. We look forward to seeing you at the farm!

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Does Your Group/Organization Want To Volunteer?

Group volunteers are welcome provided they can meet the following parameters:

  • All groups must have a designated group representative (this is who should fill out the application, and who will be the point of contact between the group and SFC).
  • No more than 6 volunteers at one time due to space constraints. Larger groups should be split up and scheduled separately.
  • NOTE: Groups can be larger if a group has selected an off-site volunteer activity [seen below] and is only coming on-site to drop off donations and take a tour.
  •  Groups must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
  •  Groups with children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
  • All children under 18 must have signed permission from a parent.
  • All members of the group must sign a volunteer agreement.


Your group will have two different options for your volunteering:

  • On-site: Volunteering at the sanctuary doing tasks such as deep cleaning, seasonal projects, yard cleanup, cat enrichment, etc.
  • Off-site: Doing a service project outside of the sanctuary, then bringing the group in to drop off any donations, take a tour and spend some time socializing with the cats.

Project ideas:
***Please approve any toys/food items with the Volunteer Coordinator before making them

  • Enrichment crafts (i.e. making little catnip sacks with socks)
  • Host a fundraiser for the sanctuary
  • Host a fundraiser for a specific animal with special needs or a specific cause
  • Sponsor an animal; each member of the group picks their own animal to raise money for (you could even give a prize to whoever raises the most!)
  • Host a drive for items on our wishlist
  • Have each person pick one of our animals to draw and/or write a little story/poem about; we can use this for social media and/or decoration
  • Come up with your own service project!

Your group representative can fill out an application here and we will email you to go over the next steps after your application is processed.

Purrfect Readers and Cat Room Visitors 

First time visitors will need to book an orientation tour before coming to read with the cats or visit the cat rooms for the first time. Once you’ve had the orientation, you can set up a time to come and visit. As we are slowly re-opening, we prefer to know in advance when people are planning to come.  For Purrfect Readers, an adult must accompany children at all times.

We always love to have visitors! You are most welcome to come meet the animals and walk around the farm and its many flower gardens. For more information or to find out how to schedule a tour of the farm, check out our Tours Page.

Tours

All tours will need to be scheduled by appointment so that we have a designated staff person available to give you a tour. Currently, but subject to change, tours can be scheduled through our office for Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10am and 2pm. Tours of the animal sanctuary will last around 1 hour and will include visiting with many of the animals.  Tours of the nature sanctuary are booked separately, also through the office. The office can be reached by emailing us through our contact page or by leaving a voicemail at (315) 737-9339.

There is no charge for tours, however, donations are greatly appreciated.