Volunteer with Us


Did you know that Tamerlaine Sanctuary is home to over 200 rescued farmed animals? In order to support our wonderful residents, Tamerlaine operates with a small, full-time staff of dedicated caregivers. We are always in need of caring and dedicated volunteers to make sure everyone is happy and healthy. We need help each and every week of the year to keep their shelters and fields clean. Whether you come alone or as a group, we gladly accept volunteers every day of the week.


Volunteer Activities

A typical volunteer day will begin by meeting with our volunteer coordinator upon your arrival. A quick tour of the farm will be provided and your tasks for the day will be explained and demonstrated. The various tasks may include the cleaning of our residents’ barns, coops, and pastures. Some of the residents will keep you company during your tasks and may request a head scratch or two. If you’d prefer to just spend time with our residents, please check out our “Tour the Sanctuary” page.

Volunteer Hours

The volunteer day starts at 10:30 (with a short, but important volunteer orientation), and ends around 3:00pm. If you are unable to make your scheduled day, please email us at education@tamerlainefarm.org.

Age Restrictions

We ask that all volunteers must be at least 14 years of age for safety and liability purposes. Volunteers who are 14 years or younger must have an adult accompany them during the volunteer day.

Ready to Sign Up?

Please fill out the form below indicating your preferred volunteer date and anticipated number of volunteers in your group. With our current staff and resources, we can only support a limited number of volunteers each day. To volunteer with a group larger than 5, please email us at education@tamerlainefarm.org.


Useful Tips

Please check the weather forecast in advance for Montague (zip code 07827) and dress appropriately.  We strongly suggest water-proof footwear or boots you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. Please make sure any food or drink you bring to Tamerlaine is plant-based (aka “vegan” - no meat or dairy, please) out of respect for our rescued residents.

It is strongly recommended that all visitors and volunteers thoroughly wash their hands prior to touching their faces or eating as diseases occur naturally among farmed animals.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with

Sanctuary & Preserve!

Please complete the form below and we will get back to you within 24 hours to confirm your volunteer date.

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