Learn more about helping rescued farm animals and begin your volunteer journey at West Place!
West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton, RI invites adults and students in high school or college to attend the Volunteer Open House on Sunday, April 2 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will have opportunities to learn more about a variety of volunteer openings that support more than 70 farm animals rescued from cruelty, abuse, and neglect. Students seeking hands-on farm experience will learn more about West Place’s popular Educational Internship Programs, which run throughout the school-year and during the summer months. No registration is required and the event will be held rain or shine.
West Place operates seven days per week, 365 days per year, and has a variety of roles available. Potential volunteers will learn about duties and responsibilities for positions in direct animal care, gardening, food cultivation, landscaping, handy work, IT support, marketing, fundraising, videography, grant writing, content creation, social media, blog writing, podcasting, audio engineering, musicianship, and more.
The goal of this event is to encourage volunteerism at West Place, and to streamline the application and onboarding processes in a group setting. Guests will meet directly with staff and volunteers who will review policies and procedures, and applications and schedules will be available on site.