Maple Farm Animal Sanctuary - Mendon MASS
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Ever since MFS was founded, volunteers have been an indispensable part of our organization. Our dedicated volunteers make an impact on a daily basis, from cleaning barns and cutting up fruits and veggies for the animals to helping organize events and raise money behind the scenes. Read more about our volunteer opportunities below.

Become a Barn Volunteer

MFS needs volunteers seven days a week for barn cleaning duties. We are currently seeking volunteers who can make a commitment to be at the sanctuary on the same day every week from 12-4pm. We have volunteer shifts open all days, including weekends.

All barn volunteers must be 18 or older. Please note that for safety and liability issues, volunteers are not permitted to bring young children with them while they are volunteering.

If you are interested in becoming a barn volunteer, please fill out our volunteer application and someone will get back to you shortly. If you have additional questions, email

Help with Produce Pick-Up and Chopping

As our produce program expands, MFS needs volunteers to help with the following tasks:

  • Picking up produce from area grocery stores and bringing it to MFS. Volunteers can sign up for weekly, monthly, or other regular pick-ups and need a car that will fit several large boxes. Most pick-ups must be done in the morning or early afternoon.
  • Helping chop fruit for the animals at the sanctuary. We need volunteers who can spend approximately 1-2 hours cutting fruit on a regular basis in the afternoon.

Contact or fill out our volunteer application if you are interested in helping with either of these volunteer activities.

Help Wanted: Volunteer Public Relations Manager

MFS is seeking to expand and grow our public relations program and is looking for a volunter to take on the following tasks:

  • Creating a strategic public relations plan for MFS 
  • Helping identify and reach out to contacts in the local media and animal advocacy and other related communities
  • Writing press releases to promote MFS events and initiatives
  • Identifying other opportunities for press coverage and pitching story ideas to print, broadcast, and digital media
  • Helping manage relationships with media outlets

Please email your interest and tell us a little about yourself and your experience to

Volunteer Your Professional Skills

Put your professional skills to use to help animals! Specifically, we are seeking the following:

  • Carpenters and plumbers to help with maintenance issues and repair work
  • Google AdWords and Analytics experts to help optimize our ads and website
  • Marketers and writers to help produce content for our e-newsletter and fundraising materials
  • Social media experts to help MFS grow our presence on Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest
  • Event coordinators to help coordinate and plan our many sanctuary events

Please fill out our volunteer application or contact for more information about these projects!

Check out our Spring 2018 Volunteer Day video to get see our volunteers in action: