We are currently accepting a small number of new animal care volunteers. We are unfortunately not accepting barn cleaning ,work day, or events volunteers at this time due to COVID-19. We hope to see you soon!
Barn Cleaning (Ages 12+)
We need volunteers to help clean the barn and stalls, and help with any small projects we may have that day at our sanctuary in Lindstrom, MN. Barn cleaning occurs every Saturday morning at 10:00. Cleaning typically lasts about two hours – although there are often opportunities to work longer if you want!
Everyone above the age of 12 is welcome to assist with barn cleaning. Those between 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult; those between 16-18 must have a waiver signed by a parent on file. You must be able to engage in moderate physical activity. E-mail us at or message on us social media by the end of Friday prior to the Saturday you will attend to let us know that you are planning to come.
There is no prior training or minimum time commitment required to assist with barn cleaning. You can help once or on a regular basis.
Farm Animal Care (Ages 18+)
We need volunteers to assist with caring for our residents during farm opening and closing at our sanctuary in Lindstrom, MN. Tasks include letting out or closing in the residents, feeding (feed & hay distribution), stall cleaning, refreshing residents’ water, and observing animal behavior / health for potential problems. Opening and closing tasks typically take 2-3 hours.
Farm Animal Care volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. You must be comfortable working with large farm animals (e.g., cows and pigs); prior farm animal experience is not required, but is beneficial. Finally, Farm Animal Care volunteers must be reliable – the health and well-being of our residents depends on it!
Farm Animal Care volunteers must first complete an application (click here) and participate in a brief phone interview. If selected to be an Animal Care Volunteer, you will be scheduled to attend Animal Care Training, and shadow a trained employee at least three times before being eligible to sign up for shifts. After you are trained, you will be asked to sign up for a regular weekly shift.
Event Volunteers (Ages 12+)
Events at the farm will have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities! Please keep an eye out on social media and our website for specifics about Event Volunteer opportunities. You can also e-mail us at to express your interest in being an Event Volunteer. Event Volunteers must be 12 or older. Those between 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult; those between 16-18 must have a waiver signed by a parent on file.
Your Unique Skills!
If you have professional or other skills that you would like to contribute to Farmaste (e.g., photography, graphic design, web design, fundraising, writing, etc.) please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to discuss how your talents can be put to use.