Volunteering

Heartwood Haven has completed a lot of projects with the help of our volunteers.

Time

We are currently accepting volunteers who can commit to volunteering weekly or biweekly for a minimum of three hours.  Volunteers learn general care and feedings for all the animals but the majority of the work volunteers help with centers around special projects, repairs, and maintenance. With that being said you will learn a great deal about the animals while you are here. No special skills are required and we will teach you everything you need to know. We have a great group of volunteers that make Heartwood Haven feel like our own little community so we’d love to have you! We require all visitors and volunteers complete a waiver prior to visiting. Please review, complete, and submit your waiver and contact us to let us know that you are interested in volunteering along with your availability.

Contact us with questions if you are interested in becoming a new volunteer.

Talents

Do you have a specialized skill which you would like to share with us?  We are interested in working with artists, photographers, marketing specialists, writers, bloggers, grant writers, craftsmen, carpenters, and many other talents. Your hobby or skill may be just the addition the sanctuary needs!

Contact us and share how you would like to help out.

What to Expect

Heartwood Haven is home to many rescued animals in various stages of healing.  Do not touch, approach, or feed the animals without checking with one of the Founders, Hope or Katya.

Please note: The sanctuary property is strictly vegan. Please do not bring any animal products onto the property.

What to wear: sturdy boots, clothes that can get muddy or dirty, work gloves, and appropriate attire for outdoor weather.

Types of activities include:

  • Clearing brush
  • Installing fencing
  • Cleaning coops or barns
  • Digging postholes
  • Building new structures
  • Hauling
  • The work is labor intensive and what we like to call FREE crossfit
  • Taking animals for a walk
  • Spending time with animals for rehabilitative purposes
  • Feeding and providing water to residents
  • Cleaning crates