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Adult Volunteer Opportunities

West Place relies on volunteers to operate 7 days per week, 365 days per year. We are always seeking dedicated and reliable volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Volunteering doesn't take much of your time, and provides so much in return. Learn more and apply today at westplace.org/volunteer-app.
 

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Direct Care
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Direct Care

Help with feeding, cleaning, and hands-on enrichment.

Partial Day: Those who can commit to a four-hour shift once a week (for a minimum of one year) can get involved with feeding, cleaning, and hands-on animal enrichment. Morning and afternoon/evening shifts run every day of the week, but openings do vary so be sure to let us know your availability.

 

Full Day: Same as above with the ability to learn additional skills and experience an entire day at the sanctuary.

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Green Thumb

Lend a hand growing food for our residents and making the sanctuary shine!

Help us keep the pond, gardens, orchard, wildlife berry garden and other areas in top shape for our animals and our visitors. And if you don't have a green thumb but want one, this is the place to learn.

We grow as much food on site for our animals as possible, and even teach our temporary wildlife residents what to search for when they return to the wild. On-site growing is efficient and saves us money, but we can't do it without you.

Handyperson
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Handyperson or Painter

Put your skills to use to help maintain our buildings and pasture fencing.

There is so much more to do in addition to caring for the animals. If you have carpentry, masonry, or general handywork skills, and you can lend just a few hours each week, we would love to have you join us to help fix everything that breaks or wears out.

If you can paint, the pasture fences, the barn, and all the animal buildings take a beating each year and we would be grateful to anyone who can wield a paintbrush. 

Social Media
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Social Media/IT

Help us share our important cause and spread the word about our sanctuary.

We want to share our mission and our animals' stories far and wide, and social media is an efficient and inexpensive way to do so. Your talent can help us spread the word and reach new audiences who will support our lifesaving work. Experience necessary.

 

We continue to build our following organically with both uplifting posts and important information. If you have experience with content creation or account management, or if you are and IT professional who can lend behind-the-scenes support, get in touch!

Admin
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Administrative Assistant

Keep us organized by helping with administrative duties.

Are you organized and detail-oriented? Know how to use a computer and perform research? Can you maintain databases, run errands, reply to emails, and more? We'd love your help once a week with minor administrative duties and communications.

Some work to be done on site and some work may be done remotely. Must have your own computer, preferably a laptop for on-site work.

Fundraising
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Fundraising

Help us raise funds to keep our animals happy and healthy.

Our reputation and the demand for our services continue to grow, and our resources must keep pace. We need to raise more and more funds each year in order to continue our mission, as well as expand. If you can throw a party, host a fundraiser, leverage connections, and build relationships, you can help us fundraise . . . all on your own schedule.

We're ooking for the right people with demonstrated experience in:

  • Event planning and leadership

  • Program development and management

  • Sponsor and donor prospecting, cultivation, retention, and stewardship

  • Corporate outreach and networking

  • Grant writing

  • Community outreach and partnerships

Marketing
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Marketing, Communications and Public/Media Relations

Help us spread our mission.

We're worth hearing about, and we'd love someone who can help us bring attention to our important mission through television, radio, newspaper, and innovative advertising and outreach. The right marketing volunteer will also work and coordinate with our social media team when needed. 

 

We also get asked to attend events and other fun experiences that can benefit West Place, and we could use your help to organize our involvment in these opportunities. 

Board
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Board Member

Join the Board of Directors at West Place.

If you are organized, determined, and committed, and you want to play a key role in the growth and development of our amazing organization, we want to hear from you. We seek qualified people to strengthen our board and assist with new funding opportunities.

Other
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Other Opportunities

How do you want to get involved?

We have SO many opportunities! If you have a skill and the desire to help, we likely have a role for you. Below are just a few ways to help, or come up with your own and reach out to see if we can make a connection.

  • Crafter/sewer for our gift shop and online shop

  • Harvester

  • Weed whacker

  • Painter

  • Special cleaner

  • Special Projects

  • Blog writer/content creator

  • YouTube content creator or channel manager

  • Stone wall repair

  • Errand runner

We need you, just ask us how!

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