Volunteering at The Children’s Farm

The Children’s Farm is a large organization that has many different initiatives, programs, and special events. We are blessed with a dedicated volunteer workforce who helps us continue to serve our community. You can join our team today! We are always looking to add volunteers to our staff who are interested in supporting our programs and interacting with the public. There is no minimum time requirement for volunteering. Whether you want to volunteer one-time, or you want to volunteer weekly, we need your help.

Volunteers have the unique opportunity of working with many different species of animals including chickens, pigs, goats, cows, sheep, donkeys, ducks, and rabbits. 

Throughout the year volunteers will be able to help as school tour guides, animal gate keepers, pumpkin sales support, golf cart drivers, tractor drivers, concession stand helpers, hayrack loaders and unloaders, s’mores fire attendants, admission gate cashiers. Some of these volunteer roles are seasonal, while others span our entire open season. Our greatest need is year-round animal gate keepers. These volunteers are responsible for facilitating the interaction with the public and our animals and welcoming visitors into the animal pens.

There is no prior farm experience necessary. We require all farm volunteers to complete a volunteer training, in order to become familiarized with our animals and safe handling precautions. The only qualifications for volunteering are a willingness to help, enjoyment of nature, people and of course, a smile. We also accept youth volunteers and offer Service learning hours for school. Volunteers under the age of 13 years old are required to volunteer with an adult. 

Come Volunteer! We need you!

To begin volunteering, please:

  1. Fill out the appropriate Volunteer Application, Youth (under 18 years of age) or Adult.
  2. After completing the Volunteer Application, Animal Attendants must sign-up for a Volunteer Orientation date. (Adult Volunteers seeking non-animal related volunteer roles, please email Tara at farmtours@thecenterpalos.org to get scheduled for your first day!)
  3. After completing Volunteer Orientation, you’re ready to volunteer!

Adult Volunteer Application

Youth Volunteer Application

Questions? Contact Tara at farmtours@thecenterpalos.org or (708) 361-2434