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Volunteer with us on Sundays - CA, TN or MO




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Age Range

  • 6th - 8th

Help Required



Volunteer support is essential to our organization and our 170 animals. The Gentle Barn is always looking for amazing volunteers to help us on Sundays when we are open to the public and throughout the week. Our volunteers provide extra care and attention to all of our animals, they introduce the animals to the public on Sundays by telling their stories, and offer additional help wherever needed. Volunteering at The Gentle Barn is truly a rewarding experience, one that you will soon not forget! We have many opportunities available, including Sunday Docents, Horse Groomers, Barnyard Buddies, Barn Hands, Office Support, and more!

What's Needed To Complete

Just an outgoing personality, a passion for animals, and a high level of comfort speaking with strangers!

Whose Help Is Required

None (unless you do not drive and need transportation assistance)

Special Requirements

Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older 

How It Makes A Difference

We simply cannot run our public days without volunteers! By lending your time and love for animals to The Gentle Barn, you will help us educate visitors on what we do and where our animals come from. By being a voice for our animals, you will help build the public's understanding of our healing work and the beautiful animals and people we serve.

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site


1. Pick a Sunday to come in during normal visitor hours (between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.) to fill out a volunteer application and watch a training presentation. 2. Complete our volunteer application and work with The Gentle Barn staff to identify a volunteer schedule that works for you. 3. Show up for your designated volunteer shifts and make a difference in the lives of animals and The Gentle Barn!

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