Maple Farm Animal Sanctuary - Mendon MASS

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Become an MFS Tour Guide or Assistant

Do you enjoy educating others about farm animal protection issues? If so, MFS would love to have you on board as a tour guide!

These dedicated volunteers lead visitors on tours of the sanctuary and share our animal stories on weekend afternoons during tour season, which runs approximately April-October. Being a tour guide is also a great way to get to know and interact with our many rescued animals.

We ask that tour guides commit to running at least two tours a month from 1:00-3:30pm. No prior experience is necessary and all guides will receive training.

We are also looking for tour assistants to help out with tours and check in tour visitors.

All tour guides and assistants 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.

Please contact if you are interested in becoming a tour guide or assistant.

Become a Barn Volunteer

MFS needs volunteers seven days a week for barn cleaning duties. We accept volunteers who would like to come in for a one-day volunteer day or who can give a weekly commitment.

Volunteers Hours are:

12-4 seven days a week and we ask for at least a two hour commitment during that time.

We are also in need of skilled volunteers such as painters and carpenters.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email:

We hope to see you soon! Whether you come in for one day or weekly, your help is very appreciated.

Volunteer Spotlight: Liz

10346620_385668404921996_5361924268222474196_n.jpgLiz is a do-it-all, never-say-no kind of volunteer. She has conducted tours, cleaned the barn, answered emails, tabled at events and much more. Liz is an all around amazing person and we are lucky to have her as part of the MFS family!

Here are some fun facts about Liz!

Current Vegan Addictions: "The vegan tuna sandwiches from O2 Yoga Café, Veganaise--which I like to put on everything, teriyaki tofu, and vegan german chocolate cake."

Special Animal Moments: "There are so many, but most recently...Chance rolling over so I could give him a stomach rub then making snorting noises because he liked it. The hens waiting patiently by the door so I could give them a bunch of red grapes. Two of the biggest I'd have to say is Heritage finally trusting me enough to let me pet him and actually look him in the eyes. He has stopped making the spitting noises at me. Also, helping to get Boo Boo to MFS. Another very special thing has been to help people find placements for animals which has taught me about resources in the community. Like I said, I could go on for days, but these are some of the best moments."