If you're passionate about helping animals and would like to put your compassion into action, you're in the right place!  

"never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. for, indeed, that's all who ever have." - m. mead

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The mission of our organization is big and we can't fulfill it without help from caring people in our community. Whether you have several hours a week or a couple afternoons a year, there are a range of flexible opportunities to get involved at the sanctuary, out in the community, and even from home!

The best way to get involved as a volunteer is to hop over to our volunteer form, read the additional info about volunteering, and if volunteering feels right for you, complete the form to join our volunteer list!

Additionally, dates of upcoming volunteer days can be found on our events page. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

volunteering doesn't have to take up a lot of time, but it does require a lot of heart.

Become a Volunteer

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Learn more about our volunteer program and register as a volunteer using our volunteer form.

After registering as a volunteer (step 1), a volunteer will reach out to you via email about how to get started volunteering in your area of interest.

Animal Care, Events, & More:

In this volunteer role, the Visual Storyteller will play a crucial role in creating captivating visual content to support the mission of caring for and rehabilitating farm animals rescued from neglect, abuse, and abandonment. This volunteer position provides an opportunity to showcase the animals' journeys through compelling videos, raising awareness and engaging the community.

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Visual Storyteller (Video)

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In this volunteer role, the Visual Storyteller will play a crucial role in creating captivating visual content to support the mission of caring for and rehabilitating farm animals rescued from neglect, abuse, and abandonment. This volunteer position provides an opportunity to showcase the animals' journeys through compelling photography, raising awareness and engaging the community.

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Visual Storyteller (Photography)

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In this role, you will support the board of directors in promoting public awareness, building positive relationships with stakeholders, and driving support for our mission.

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Public Relations Specialist

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In this volunteer role, the grant specialist will be responsible for identifying funding opportunities and developing grant proposals with the support of the board of directors. 

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Grant Specialist

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This role will focus on fundraising that’s in line with our mission and helping the sanctuary find sustainable revenue streams, as well as cultivating and maintaining relationships with major donors.

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Development And Donor Cultivation Specialist 

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Members are invited to attend and participate in our annual general meeting at the sanctuary (the first Sunday in June). This includes voting on important issues and having your say.

Members add to the sustainability of the organization, so we can provide refuge to animals in need.

Members are invited to join us at our members-only plant-based potluck social! This special event happens at the sanctuary on the same day as the annual general meeting (the first Sunday in June).

if you'd like to get involved with our nonprofit in a profound way, securing your annual membership might be right for you!

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Our mission is to be a restorative, inspiring space by ensuring safe refuge is available to displaced farm animals.  Maintaining the sanctuary the sanctuary is at the core of our work and we love partnering with businesses, nonprofits, and individuals who are interested in supporting our mission.  If that sounds like you, please reach out and let's chat.

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Ensure no animal is left behind

Your generosity provides the highest level of compassionate care and allows farmed animals to grow old with dignity, experience enriched lives worth living, and be free from cruelty and suffering.  By providing even a small donation, you can be a part of bringing a lifetime of kindness to farmed animals who need our help today.

a lifetime of kindness for farmed animals is possible!

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Sponsoring sanctuary Residents

The animals at the sanctuary were once at risk of losing their lives. Sponsors provided the resources for us to rescue them and their continued support ensures the residents are cared for and protected for the rest of their lives.

  • 38+ residents receiving compassionate care
  • $5.49 is the average daily care cost per resident
  • 6 generous sponsors per animal on average is needed to cover all care costs
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current residents sponsorships

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the monthly medical fund 

Your commitment to the Monthly Medical Care Fund provides sustainable, predictable funds specifically for providing the best medical care to animals who have found refuge at the sanctuary, particularly those with complicated health needs as well as urgent intake requests requiring significant medical intervention. 

  • 60+ animals have benefited from the medical fund since 2019
  • $8837.43 was the total in 2023 for veterinary care, medications, and medical supplies.
  • 7 generous sponsors per vet visit on average are needed to cover the costs
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With your help, our capacity to provide rescue, rehab, and sanctuary to animals in need grows with each donation, no matter how small. Your support is needed because there are still so many animal who need help.
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  • 80 acres of grassland and forested areas are ready for building out infrastructure including peaceful pastures and enriched, species specific housing for farmed animals in need. We have so much room to grow, but we need your help to make it happen.
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current residents sponsorships

monthly medical fund sponsors

resources for rescue

40%
5%

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donate
Please reach out to learn about opportunities for building a lifetime of kindness for farmed animals.
Room For Rescue
People Power
Funding a Forever Home
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resources for rescue

Room For Rescue
People Power
Funding a Forever Home
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current residents sponsorships

monthly medical fund sponsors

resources for rescue

40%
5%

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donate
Please reach out to learn about opportunities for building a lifetime of kindness for farmed animals.
  •  80 hours per week in volunteer labour for animal care is graciously donated by a handful of dedicated volunteers. 
  • 30 hours per week is clocked by our help-from-home volunteers who apply for grants, provide administrative support, respond to rescue requests, arrange veterinary care, update medical records, share news from the sanctuary on our social media channels, and network to find safe options, services,  and support for animals in need. There are volunteers who are ready to do so much more remotely, but lack a coordinator or project manager to utilize our off-site volunteers to their full potential.
  • Ø (zero) the number of paid employees. Our volunteers are mission-driven, dedicated, and skilled, however we recognize that working towards a future that includes having dedicated and committed employees is essential for our charity's overall sustainability and effectiveness. 
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resources for rescue

Room For Rescue
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Funding a Forever Home
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current residents sponsorships

monthly medical fund sponsors

resources for rescue

40%
5%

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donate
Please reach out to learn about opportunities for building a lifetime of kindness for farmed animals.
  • $4.39 a day to care for one resident
  • 151 intake requests in 2023. Of the 151 requests, 16 found sanctuary at Lily's Place in 2023.
  • Every 1.5 days  the sanctuary is asked to take in another animal without  having the resources to be able to say "yes!" . However, you can help as each donation gets us closer to saying "yes" to requests for help more often.

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