If you love animals and would like to spend a few hours each week working on the farm, join the Livestock Farmhands volunteer team on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm to assist with the successful management of our Heritage Livestock Program. Volunteers will work closely with staff members to help feed, clean the barn, repair livestock fencing, clear brush, maintain pasture and barnyard areas, and more.
Livestock Farmhands also assist the livestock team during lambing and calving season, help with spring sheep shearing, and assist in the fall at the Charles County Fair. The animals we manage as part of our program are: American Milking Devon Cattle, Black Turkeys, Hog Island Sheep, Ossabaw Hogs, and various heritage chickens including Buckeyes. No previous experience is necessary to join, but volunteers must be comfortable around large animals and animals with horns.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the Livestock Farmhands team, please e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator, Casey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on this volunteer program, check out the Position Description.