Robin's Nest is managed, programmed, and run 100% by volunteers. We know your time is a gift and we are infinitely grateful to our volunteers that choose to spend part of their day with us.
Together is the path to build a better future.
Who can Volunteer?
Weekend Youth Community Service Volunteers - High School teens can get their volunteer hours at the farm! Get two hours of community service each time you volunteer over the summer. Please contact email@example.com.
Independent Volunteers - Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and can sign up on our Events Calendar for monthly volunteer days. Volunteers between the ages of 14 - 18 can volunteer when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Court Appointed Community Service - Robin’s Nest is an approved entity where court-appointed community service hours can be applied. Please contact email@example.com to set up individualized schedules.
Companies, Clubs and Organizations - Organize a group day of service so you can work together for the benefit of the farm. Contact ILana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Volunteer
Barn Crew for the physical experience - Help keep the barn clean by scrubbing stalls, cleaning water troughs, sweeping, and other small projects. This includes physical labor.
Critter Crew for the animal lover - Clean the small animal shed and care for small animals. This may include cleaning the duck pool, fixing the goat playgrounds, or walking the goats. This doesn't include work with the horses.
Builder Crew for the builder - This role is suitable for those who are physically fit and enjoy hard work. Activities may include moving stone, digging, building small animal cages or moving and clearing rubbish. No specific experience is needed.
Garden Crew for the green thumb - We are looking for gardeners for the spring! Experience is not essential but would be a help. We want to build a new garden so have fun with activities such as cleaning out the garden area, developing a garden plan and planting seeds, digging, watering, and weeding.
Cleanup Crew - This is a seasonal activity to help us keep the farm grounds looking it's best by clearing the grounds and weeding the area. Invasive plant species are always trying to creep into our farm. Because we have so many animals, we do NOT used weed killer. This is a great group activity!
Special Events Crew for the occasional volunteer experience - We often need help preparing and running our special events and activities throughout the year. Join this crew and our volunteer coordinator will contact you before the events occur to ask for help. These activity events may include:
Hug a Horse
Yoga with the Horses
Paint and Party
Easter Egg Hunt
Halloween Fright Trail
Additional Volunteer Opportunities - we are currently looking for specific skills sets for the following:
Skilled Build Crew - Building runs with wood, installing pavers, fixing fences, building green houses, using power tools- any building skills are always helpful and welcome.
Digital Crew - Digital marketer, anyone experienced in administration and marketing who can help us grow by contacting sponsors.
Things to remember
Dress for the weather! Bring layers, gloves and a hat if needed.
Where tennis shoes or preferably boots. It can be muddy in the fall, winter and spring.
Bring snacks and water bottles as needed.
Work as a team and remember the rules of the farm.
Steer clear of horses during their training or riding lessons.
The horse turnouts have electric fences. If you see an exposed wire on a fence, please don’t touch it.
All participants are required to sign a volunteer waver.