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Get Involved – Volunteer

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***As of 3/4/2020, the sanctuary is closed to the public including volunteers, due to the Covid-19 outbreak.*** Check our Covid-19 page often for the most up to date information.

So you want to do more with your love of animals? Muck out barns? Assist with running tours? Educate the public at events? Socialize with animals?  If so, we’d love to have you! Join our volunteer family today!


  • Volunteers must be 18 and older.
  • Reliable transportation to and from volunteer location.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Animal Care Barn Cleaning
  • Animal Care Socializing
  • Animal transport: Assist our adoption efforts by transporting chickens to our Flock Partner shelters.
  • Education and outreach: Assist with guided tours, table at off-site events, help at sanctuary events.
  • Vegan Store: Help stock shelves, clean, and assist with events at our Berkeley vegan store, Animal Place’s Vegan Republic

Volunteer opportunities are currently available at our main sanctuary in Grass Valley and at our vegan store in Berkeley.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

If your organization is looking for group volunteer opportunities, let Animal Place host your organization for a day of farmed animal fun! During your experience, you and your group will be able to learn about the history of Animal Place, help with barn cleaning, and meet our amazing animal residents! For more information and to apply, please visit the Group Volunteer Opportunities page.

If you have questions, please contact volunteer@animalplace.org