Volunteers are the heart of Sunirse Sanctuary. Even our staff is made up of volunteers including myself (Janet, Volunteer Operations Manager) and Mindy (Sunrise Sanctuary's founder and Executive Director.)
Volunteers allow us to use our resources for the family here while we're still growing.
This page will be a resource for volunteer opportunities we have available, as well as, a resource for how to do different tasks around the farm, including instructional videos.
It's important to have standards and everyone know the proper way to do things. We want everything done in a way that's makes the environment healthy and safe for the animals, as well as, the volunteers.
We'll also have a FAQ area where the volunteers and those of you interested can ask questions.
we need volunteers for:
Open barn days
We need volunteers to help with Open Barn Days. Even in you're new and on't know the Sunrise Family that well yet you can still help. We need people at the gates, greeters, someone to work the table and people throught the farm that know the animals that can answer questions. If you don't know the aniswers to the questions that's ok, there will be other volunteers here to help you. This is also a great way to meet other animals lovers. Email me at email@example.com if you're interested in helping with Open Barn Day.
Upcoming Open Barn Days
March 12th, 12-3pm
April 9th, 12-3pm
April 23rd, 12-3pm
Sunrise is full and can't take anymore animals, but we still get requests on a regular basis. Even though we are full, we want to make every effort possible to help those that do need to rehome their animals and need a few volunteers to work on this initiative. This is a new program, so it will be a work in progress, however, initially, we want to start with one volunteer to identify and maintaina listing of resources (other sanctuaries, humane socities, fosters, etc.) that can take animals in need of rehoming and two volunteers to help find a match. Each and every one of these animals deserve a family that loves them and even if we can't take the animal, with your help we can help him or her find a forever home. If you're interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of you know we're working with the miniature horses to use for therapy. We need approx seven people willing to devote once or twice a week (approx an hour each time) to go through the sessions with them. I've been through all of the sessions with them, but they need to be adapted to more than just me. If you're interested in being a theraphy horse "guinea pig," email me at email@example.com
We need volunteers to help with Group Tours. I've already had several groups contacting me to set up tours. It's important that with a group of any size you have multiple people to make sure to provide a safe environment for the tour. If you're interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We need volunteers to help with Clean Up Days. Clean Up Days are when we have various groups come out to volunteer. (such as MFA) We like to have volunteers here that have already done some of the tasks, as well as know the animals. For every one or two tasks we like to give them someone to lead them and help answer questions. If you would like to help out email me at email@example.com.