Sanctuary One coordinates Service Learning Partnerships in collaboration with local organizations that serve marginal communities. These grant-funded programs allow partnering groups to regularly participate in our care-farm activities while practicing teamwork, respect and mindfulness, and gaining real-life work experience. Contact us by e-mail to learn more about developing this type of partnership. 2Single or Multi-Day Service Learning Immersions
This program offers mature groups the opportunity to make an impact at Sanctuary One. One- to four-day service learning opportunities are available. Immersion activities build life skills through Animal Care and Earth Care projects while encouraging personal self-reflection and growth. Group size is limited to 12. The cost for one day is $300; additional days are $250 per day. To explore this option for your group, please complete an online form; a member of our staff will contact you with details.
- No personal pets allowed.
- Please do not feed the animals. It is also important that you do not carry any food, including gum or candy, in your pockets or purse.
- Do not approach the animals without first checking with staff. Our animals come from situations of abuse and neglect and must be handled with care.
- The Sanctuary is a vegetarian facility. If you bring a snack with you, please make sure it’s meat-free.
- Closed-toed shoes required, no sandals or flip-flops.
- Smoking and alcohol are not permitted anywhere on the Sanctuary premises.
- Individuals under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Tips for Visitors
- If you have special needs and are unable to traverse rough terrain, please call in advance. The Sanctuary wants to make sure everyone has a positive experience and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
- Bring a refillable water bottle.
- Be on the lookout for snakes, bees, spiders and other natural wildlife.
- There is no cell phone service at the Sanctuary. Be sure to print directions prior to your departure.
Please remember that many of our animals are recovering from abuse or neglect. Our policies are designed to protect visitors and animal residents alike.
How to Get Here
We are located at 13195 Upper Applegate Road near Jacksonville, Oregon. From downtown Jacksonville, head west on Highway 238 for 8 miles to the town of Ruch. Turn left at Upper Applegate Road. Drive 12.5 miles; Sanctuary One is on the lefthand side. If you pass mile marker 13 or reach Applegate Lake, you’ve gone too far. See a map.