In order to keep our staff, community members and residents safe, we have decided to close our program to new volunteers at this time. We are not sure how long this closure will take place, but currently plan to reevaluate in January 2021.
Together, We Can Inspire a More Compassionate World for Farm Animals.
We are working to build a nationally recognized sanctuary, outreach and education center to inspire a more compassionate world for farm animals.
Join us as a short or long term volunteer and let’s work together to connect our community through compassion.
Animal care shifts include cleaning resident living areas, replenishing feed and water, helping to keep other areas of the sanctuary clean and organized, and giving the animals some love and attention. Each task directly contributes to the absolute best quality of care for our residents!
Prior experience caring for farmed animals is helpful, but not necessary to get involved! Our staff and volunteer guides will teach you everything you need to know to care for our residents with success.
To become an animal care volunteer at Luvin Arms, interested parties must attend one of our animal care orientation sessions on-site at the sanctuary. Orientations are hands-off, informative experiences during which you’ll be toured around the resident areas of the sanctuary while learning key policies and procedures for animal care along the way.
These trainings take place a couple of times each month, and last 2 hours. Space is limited, and must be reserved in advance online.
After you complete your orientation, you will be invited to our animal care shift calendar, where you can sign-up for shifts on a schedule that works for you.
WHAT TO EXPECT
At Luvin Arms, each animal care shift is led by one of our dedicated and experienced volunteers that we call our Animal Care Guides. Guides are responsible for everything that happens during their shift. They give direction to the other volunteers working with them, and share timely and important animal care updates with their fellow volunteers as they arise.
Animal care guides are there to make sure that our volunteers and residents are safe, happy, and supported.
Closed-toe, sturdy shoes are required at all times for animal care volunteers, and for all other visitors and volunteers at Luvin Arms. We highly recommend that you wear long pants during your care shift, and dress comfortably for the weather.
Please bring anything else with you that will make you comfortable: work gloves, hats, sunglasses, sunblock and bug spray, dust masks, snacks (plant-based only, please), etc.
Still have questions? Check our FAQ.