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.
I’m going to start a care farm just like Sanctuary One because you inspire me so much!
Thank you so much for allowing us to see, experience, and serve your amazing farm. We’re inspired!
Your organization is absolutely magical. Thank you so much for working with us. We adore you.
I want to thank you for the opportunity for me to help at Sanctuary One. Going there has showed me to care about the animals and not just myself because it is hard for me to open up about my feelings. I also have the connection that the animals and I are similar because we have both been hurt by others and then find someone or some place that cares for you. I want to thank you for letting me help there.
Thank you so much for the great experience! Although my stay was short I learned a lot. I greatly appreciate your welcoming arms, helping hands and warm hearts. Also, thanks for your patience! This place is truly a special one because of the care and devotion you put into it. I will always remember the time I spent with you, the animals and the land.
Thank you so much for giving us a tour of Sanctuary One yesterday. We were prepared to love it and certainly did! Warmest congratulations and gratitude to each of you for the marvelous and much-needed work you are doing there.
Senior animals have a hard time getting adopted. Mix in illness and the odds further decline. That could have been Leo’s story if he hadn’t come to Sanctuary One. A stray senior with a progressive immune disease, Leo waited patiently for his perfect match—a special person who understood their time with Leo would be shorter and the cost of care higher. Leo found his forever home, living out his days with people who loved him.
My experience at Sanctuary One was incredibly transformative. I feel healed and inspired. Thank you so much for having me.
Sanctuary One has filled such a void for us and the boys here at the program. This population needs contact with animals, earth and serenity. Our time at the Sanctuary is very special, full of little magical moments and such unity among the group. The level of kindness goes way up while there, as well as returning to the program. I notice some of the higher energy kids calming down and having much more relaxed interactions with others. Overall, I feel the experiences at Sanctuary One are priceless in the recovery of our clients at Lithia.