Southern California Volunteer Opportunities

Southern California Volunteer Opportunities with Our Education Department

We are currently seeking committed volunteers in Southern California who are looking to make a difference in the lives of farm animals by helping our Education Department in various ways at our Los Angeles-area sanctuary. If you are interested in applying for one of the volunteer opportunities listed below, please review the exact requirements for your desired position and fill out an application. A staff member will contact you as soon as your application has been reviewed.

Please note that all applicants must be 18 years of age or older and committed to Farm Sanctuary’s goals and programs. Applications may take a few weeks to process and volunteer opportunities are filled on a first-come, first-served basis depending on availability.

For additional information, please email koneil@farmsanctuary.org.

Visitor Program

  1. Volunteer Tour Assistant.
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    Responsibilities: Volunteers will assist with all aspects of the Sunday on-site visitor program, including: staffing the main gate and welcoming guests to the sanctuary; collecting guest information on the Farm Sanctuary sign-in sheet and obtaining liability waivers from each tour guest; staffing the gift shop and assisting with purchases; assisting with tours by helping with gates and answering guest questions. A select number of volunteer tour assistants will be trained to conduct tours.
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    Qualifications: Knowledgeable about farm animal issues and committed to veganism, comfortable working in and around animal areas, ability to effectively communicate with the public, capable of working in all weather conditions, ability to perform some physical labor and light lifting, reliable and dependable, team player, positive attitude.
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    Specifications: We request a minimum commitment of two Sundays a month for one year with a set Sunday schedule from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Applications are submitted online and reviewed by the Visitor Program Department. Phone or in-person interviews will be conducted.

Los Angeles Outreach

  1. Volunteer Restaurant Outreach Coordinator

    Responsibilities: Volunteers will assist the Education Department with Los Angeles-area restaurant outreach, including: seeking permission for the placement of Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres “Visit” flier in veg-friendly establishments in order to increase our exposure in Los Angeles; follow-up on existing flier placements to ensure sufficient quantity; update database accordingly.
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    Qualifications: Knowledgeable about farm animal issues and veganism, ability to effectively communicate with the public, work independently, and follow detailed instructions, reliable and dependable, team player, positive attitude.
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    Specifications: We request a minimum commitment of three months, with a set schedule of one shift per week, to be determined. Applications are submitted online and reviewed by the Education Department. Phone or in-person interviews will be conducted by the Education Coordinator
  2. Volunteer Tabling Coordinator

    Responsibilities: Volunteers will assist the Education Department with off-site tabling opportunities and responsibilities in the greater Los Angeles area, including: attending events on behalf of Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres; setting up and managing a table independently; passing out approved literature and fliers; interacting with the public and answering various animal related questions.
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    Qualifications: Knowledgeable about farm animal issues and veganism, ability to effectively communicate with the public, work independently, and follow detailed instructions, reliable and dependable, team player, positive attitude.
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    Specifications: We request a minimum commitment of three months, schedule to be determined depending on events. Applications are submitted online and reviewed by the Education Department. Phone or in-person interviews will be conducted by the Education Coordinator.

To apply for any of our Southern California Volunteer opportunities, please fill out our online application.