Our farm is deeply rooted in the community and relies on its support. Over past years the farm has had about a hundred volunteers per season who help in different capacities depending on their personal talent and ability. This includes a huge diversity of people. There are for example young kids together with their parents, teenagers, retirees, people with special abilities accompanied by their support workers, busy students, part time workers and shift workers, singles and couples, international exchange students…and this only names a few. Aside from the “newcomers” each year, many of them have been volunteering at the farm for years.
Our volunteers often spent a good part of their shifts directly with the animals. They always work hard in their own time to help us take care of the animals, provide information to the visitors, keep the farm clean and tidy and of course give the animals lots of love. Through this commitment and dedication they have really become a precious part of our farm team. As the farm is solely funded by donations, their volunteer work is simply invaluable to us and helps us greatly to keep the farm running. They all do a tremendous job; the farm would not be the same without them. Our awesome volunteers really help to make this little farm to a happy, safe, friendly and inclusive place. They make it feel complete.
Unfortunately due to the health risks presented by COVID-19 we were unable to have our volunteers join us to work at the farm this season. We really missed their great work and awesome spirit and we are totally aware how much they must be missing their time at the farm.
While we are using the winter months to make plans for a safe season in 2021, we will also address how and in which capacities we might be able to welcome our volunteers back. Please understand that we require some time to plan all this through, smart decisions need time. We will let you know once we are ready.
Thank you for your understanding.