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Volunteer Gali Neufeld took a break from cleaning to hang with Marley, Lennon and Miambi.

Volunteer Gali Neufeld took a break from cleaning to hang with Marley, Lennon and Miambi.

Why watch CNN at the gym when you could be burning calories lifting 3 cowpies on a shovel!

Over 200 rescued farmed animals call Woodstock Farm Sanctuary home and we invite you to become a member of our sanctuary family too! WFS depends on volunteers to make our daily operations, rescue, education and advocacy efforts possible.

The shelter animals need to be fed, watered and have their barns cleaned 7 days a week and with the staff busy doing all that we need extra help with cleaning.

Typical volunteer activities include: mucking barns, coops, raking and pasture cleaning.  Parents and/or guardians who would like to bring children under the age of 16 please note that we require your presence for the duration of the child’s volunteer-time.  For the sake of safety and productivity, we respectfully request that all volunteers be over the age of 12 – or at least strong enough to wield a shovel or rake!

Please use the form below to let us know when you are available to help out.  We ask for all volunteers to arrive at 10:30am for orientation, and plan to stay for a minimum of 3 hrs (1:30pm) but you can stay until dusk if you like!

check_availability200Bring clothes & shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty (we’ll supply the pitchforks), and work gloves if you have them. The work is mainly outdoors, so check the weather forecast for zip code 12440, and wear rugged shoes, a hat and sunscreen as needed. If you’re staying for a longer day we encourage you to pack a brown bag lunch — no meat or dairy please, out of respect for the animals.  You should get plenty of interaction with the animals while volunteering, but you are more than welcome to stay a while after your volunteer shift is done to get some extra time in with them if you’d like (just let the care-givers know!).

We invite you to see our Visiting Page for driving directions, bus information, restaurants and accommodations.

Though we always appreciate it when people from out of town volunteer with us for a length of time, we are currently unable to offer room and board for volunteers and we are not affiliated with WWOOF.  However, there are a variety of other accommodations in the surrounding area.

Gali brushes Joy

Gali brushes Joy (photo: Derek Goodwin)


Volunteers are needed every season of the year!