There are many ways volunteers make the work we do possible. Read below for some of our current needs or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
updated January 9, 2020
On the Farm
- Animal Care Assistants: Work alongside our staff caregivers during morning or evening chore times. Tasks could include cleaning, feeding and watering animals. Must commit to a regular scheduled chore time each week. A great way to learn about caring for sanctuary animals.
- Barn and Grounds Crew: Meet with other volunteers from 9:30 to 11:30 on Saturday mornings, Spring through Fall, to help with weekly farm chores and small projects. Great opportunity to be with the animals and make new friends!
- Carpentry Help: Work on small building or repair projects around the farm.
- Gardening: Plant and maintain raised bed gardens used in our therapeutic care farm program and help with small gardening projects throughout the farm.
- Event Coordinator: We are looking for volunteers interested in taking the lead on 2–3 annual fundraising events.
- Administrative Assistance: Meet with the Executive Director once a week for a couple of hours to help with organizational and administrative tasks. Some administrative, database and/or computer skills would be helpful.
- Social Media/PR: Looking for help building our social media presence on Facebook and Instagram. Must have excellent writing skills, be able to tell compelling stories and engage followers using appropriate social media publishing tools. Must be willing to get new photos and content from the farm on a weekly basis. Occasional live posts and event attendance would also be expected.
- Merchandising: Help choose and promote Graze in Peace promotional items, including shirts, hats, mugs, stickers, etc. Previous retail experience is helpful.
In the Community
- Outreach Events: A great opportunity for someone with good people skills who is passionate about our mission. Events could include Art Walks, Farmer’s Markets, a Sea Dog’s game, VegFests, etc.
- Delivery Help: Deliver newsletters, brochures & flyers to libraries, schools, and businesses throughout the community.
Programs and Board of Directors
- Care Farm Program: Help is needed with coordinating therapeutic farm-based activities for individuals and small groups. Weekday hours and experience working with vulnerable groups of people (physically and mentally disabled children and adults, teenagers in transition, foster children, elderly adults) are required.
- Humane Education Program: Looking for volunteers with experience working with middle and/or high school students to assist with outreach in local schools and on-site afterschool programs. Weekday hours are required.
- Board of Directors: Looking for people with a passion for our mission and a background in business, accounting, or non-profit fundraising.
- Volunteer Coordination: We are looking for someone with good computer, phone, and in-person communication skills who will help cultivate volunteer resources to fulfill our mission and current program needs.
If you have a passion for helping vulnerable farm animals and people in our community and a serious interest in helping us in any of these volunteer capacities, please complete our Volunteer Application Form.