Are you thinking about working on a farm? Do you see a future working with animals, but need some hands-on experience? Our farm internships provide that and much more. All interns take part in the daily operations of the farm, performing a wide array of chores, from feeding and herding farm animals to moving irrigation pipe and bucking hay. Interns also help guide tours, learn the principles of permaculture, help rehabilitate and socialize farm animals and participate in special projects.

Our internship program is a full-time, unpaid position. We provide comfortable housing in a shared living space, with some food staples provided. Interns are responsible for their own food and transportation. Internships run throughout the year, and typically last three to four months; however, some of our interns have stayed as briefly as six weeks and as long as nine months. Many of our interns go on to do inspirational things, like working at Best Friends Animal Society or Farm Sanctuary.

The ideal candidate will enjoy the opportunity to volunteer on a care farm where people, animals and the earth work together for mutual healing.

Submit an application online (recommended) or download and submit a hard copy.

As a recent transplant to southern Oregon, my primary goal was to find someplace locally where I could “settle in,” meet like-minded people and begin making a positive impact in my new community. I couldn’t have found a more perfect place than Sanctuary One. The benefits are countless. Of course, there’s the simple joy that comes with giving — contributing to the happiness and well being of these rescued animals, and connecting with the folks who care for them. And as a dog walker here, I’m continuously rewarded by the sight of goofy drooling faces and madly wagging tails. What could be better than that? Not to mention the health benefits of working here: fresh air, lots of vitamin D and the opportunity to walk nearly nonstop for a few hours with exuberant four-footed companions. No gym membership required!
Becky, Volunteer

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