Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Animal feeding and watering.
  • Barn and habitat cleaning and enrichment.
  • Assisting with animal health and behavior checks.
  • Animal monitoring for special needs animals.
  • Additional non-animal related tasks as needed, assisting with cleaning the shared living space and general farm maintenance.


  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Keen interest in the animal welfare/rights movement is encouraged
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather (average low is 35F) and hot summers (average high is 95-100F)
  • Able to lift 40-50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Work well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Team player and self motivator
  • Committed to One Living Sanctuary’s mission and a desire to be a part of the OLS community
  • Willing to work on weekend/holidays/varying shift times
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
  • Vegan or vegetarian diet preferred
  • Flexibility and openness to a multitude of tasks.


  • Volunteer commitment of 40 hours per week.
  • Weekends and holidays may be required.
  • Three month minimum commitment required.


  • Opportunity to learn from and interact with our shelter animal residents.
  • Opportunity to gain considerable knowledge of farm animal care.
  • Working with like-minded and committed animal activists.
  • Gain experience beneficial for future employment and life.
  • Housing available onsite with laundry and utilities.


Tagged as: animal care, animal sanctuary

About One Living Sanctuary

We are a farmed and domestic animal sanctuary advocating a plant-based diet, peaceful interactions with all forms of life, and sustainable environmental focused living on this planet. We provide homes to some abused, abandoned, and injured farmed and domestic animals who serve as ambassadors for their species.

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