Would you like to work with the animals, assist in the office or at a fundraising event? We would love to have you join us and help out. There is always something to do around the Sanctuary, whether it’s feeding and caring for the animals, fixing a fence, building a shelter or general maintenance work.
The Wishing Well family loves being groomed, petted or sometimes just kept company to help them adjust to different circumstances.
We are looking for someone like you! What are you good at? Many skills can be helpful to our sanctuary.
One of the best reasons to volunteer is that it is tied to something you are passionate about. A recent study showed that 95% of volunteers surveyed said they gained a "helper's high" volunteering, so it truly is a feel-good activity.
If you are interested in joining please complete out our volunteer application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be in touch shortly to help you choose your volunteer experience.
Stacey’s Volunteer Story
"Stacey is one of our night feed volunteers who has dedicated Monday evenings to our sanctuary family. Throughout each season; rain or shine cold or very hot weather Stacey arrives with a broad smile and a bundle of hugs. Skillfully each Monday Stacey assists in the process of ensuring our animal family is fed and safely placed in their stalls for the night."
"Stacey is a power house of energy which is mainly due to her experience in yoga and meditation. As well Stacey has generously donates her time each last sunday of the month for an hour of Yoga and Meditation at our wishing center." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Sydney’s Volunteer Story
"Sydney started volunteering about one year ago as a student collecting her hours and has blossomed into one of our most valued youth volunteers. Coming every saturday and sunday for many months, helping out during our monthly tours and now focusing on our night feed shifts with her mom Tracy has been a huge benefit to wishing well."
" Sydney's remarkable comfort and love towards our animals; specifically our large pigs is very evident to anyone who meets her. Always willing to learn about the care of the animals at the sanctuary, working hard and making certain that everything is done to the best of her ability is one of her many great qualities." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Tracy’s Volunteer Story
"Tracy has become one of our most valued volunteers taking on as Lead Volunteer soon after starting at the sanctuary. She proved to be extremely capable of taking on the delegating and supervising of chores during our weekend shifts. As well Tracy, with her daughter Sydney help with night feed three time per week, which is extraordinary."
"Her positive attitude and readiness to help is so much appreciated. Tracy's fondness of our big pigs can be seen quite clearly and the love is very reciprocal." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Mackenzie’s Volunteer Story
"Mackenzie is one of our weekday morning volunteers arriving each Tuesday with a cheerful smile eager to jump right into the chores of the day. Mackenzie has also agreed to help with event coordination and administration duties for the sanctuary. During meetings her suggestions and ideas are very helpful in creating well planned for events."
On several occasions Mackenzie has taken on important tasks; whether during our monthly tours or special events, with a calm and thorough manner that is a pleasure to work with." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Heather’s Volunteer Story
"Heather has been with Wishing Well for over one year and is one of our Friday day shift volunteers. Heather has a deep love for animals; dogs, cats and of course our sanctuary animal family. No matter the weather or driving conditions Heather can be seen coming up the driveway with her trusty yellow SUV. Her work ethics and interaction with other volunteers and staff are outstanding."
"Thank you Heather for all that you do for our beautiful sanctuary." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Charlene’s Volunteer Story
"Charlene originally was a regular tour guest until one day she inquired about our volunteer program. During our initial new volunteer interview I instantly noticed her gentle demeanor and love of all creatures. She was particularly wonderful with Chloe; our rabbit, who needed special attention during a time when she suffered from an illness. Having rabbits of her own she was a very welcomed help."
"As an added skill Charlene has become the "Bruce the Rooster" whisperer. Bruce our leghorn rooster is quite a challenge at times but not with his buddy Charlene." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Liane’s Volunteer Story
"Meeting Liane for the first time is like finding a familiar friend. She's got such a caring heart that's open to all creatures and especially ones in peril. Liane is one of our floater volunteers who when called to come at a moments notice arrives ready to take on a days work."
"Liane is responsible in saving the life of Bishop, our hand raised pigeon who lives in our straw loft." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Meredith’s Volunteer Story
"Meredith first started her volunteering in November 2014 and soon after asked to take on the Sunday night feed shift. As a college educator, Meredith has also helped with our school visits, special events and tours."
"Her ability to engage and welcome visitors with her friendly nature is one of her best qualities. One of the most noticeable traits are her genuine love of the Wishing Well, of the animals and everyone connected to the sanctuary." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Tori’s Volunteer Story
" Tori has been volunteering with her mom Meredith and is an important part of Sunday night feed for a year now and has shown a dedication to the sanctuary and it's family that is remarkable."
"Tori is one of our student volunteers who is successfully achieving her community hours as well as becoming one of our valued on going volunteers." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Kayla’s Volunteer Story
"Kayla is a member of our amazing Sunday night feed group of volunteers. Her noticeable loving nature is evident each time she arrives at the sanctuary whether it is for her night feed shift or helping at an event."
"Kayla's remarkable dedication was clearly shown during a particularly bad summer storm last year when she drove through heavy rain and strong winds arriving in time to help care for 'our' animal family." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Elisabeth’s Volunteer Story
"Elisabeth originally started her volunteering during our weekend morning shift then asked to be switched to our Sunday night feed team. She excelled at both positions but especially the genuine love she has for 'our' animal family. No matter the weather conditions Elisabeth's dedication to the sanctuary comes through. Her role in the Sunday night feed team is a valuable one indeed."
"Thank you for every bit of help and love you show to our sanctuary." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
The Henry Family’s Volunteer Story
"Carol, Jordan and Dylan Henry have been with Wishing Well for over a year now and are one of our hardest working and meticulous volunteers. Carol is excellent at helping during our monthly tours taking on various duties and greeting visitors with her infectious smile."
"Jordan and Dylan are often seen pushing wheel barrows up the lane after they’ve skillfully cleaned up our many animal stalls. The kindness and love Carol, Jordan and Dylan show to our animal family is one of their greatest qualities." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Kim’s Volunteer Story
"Kim is one of our lead volunteers and has been helping out each Sunday morning for over a year. Rain or shine or -45 degrees which just happened to fall on Kim's shift last winter, Kim diligently puts in her hours ensuring all the animals were well cared for."
"She often arrives with her very sweet daughter Nicole who is great at preparing lunch for the animals. Kim's warm and friendly personality is one of her most wonderful attributes and we greatly appreciate her dedication to the sanctuary." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Ethan’s Volunteer Story
"Ethan’s start at the sanctuary was during his interview. He immediately agreed to help out with getting one of our cows ready for hoof care. He is a powerhouse of energy and one finds it hard to follow his quick stride. Ethan has given many extra hours of his time on many occasions and often willing to help outside of his regular schedules. His love of the sanctuary and the animals are very evident." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Maureen’s Volunteer Story
"Maureen volunteers every Tuesday morning without fail, even coming with a broken foot. She is a soft spoken lady, has a soft touch towards each and every one of our animal family and is extremely generous with her time having her own business to run. On many occasions she has mentored new volunteers and done a great job at it. As well Maureen’s husband Art has been a big help and supporter of the sanctuary." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Gaby & Susan’s Volunteer Story
"Gabriella and Susan. I first met Gaby and Susan during one of our monthly tours. They were overjoyed at seeing all the animals and the beauty of the sanctuary. They are both such dedicated ladies and wonderful sisters.
For them, coming to the sanctuary is their labor of love. Each Wednesday they thoroughly clean up every area until it sparkles. Susan often wells up with tears when speaking about the animals. They truly are very special ladies." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Nikki’s Volunteer Story
"Nikki first came to Wishing Well Sanctuary in Oct 2013 as a college student completing her community service hours. She quickly fell in love with the sanctuary continuing her volunteering on a weekly basis. She is a very dedicated and caring person ready to assume responsibilities and leadership roles."
"She is currently one of our Lead Volunteers and doing a great job at ensuring our animal family is well cared for. She’s especially wonderful with our horses where during tours she has taken on the role of head guide. Nikki is always willing to go the extra mile for the benefit of the sanctuary" ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Stacey’s Volunteer Story
"Stacey is one of our lead Saturday morning volunteers. No matter the weather, veggies and fruit bags in hand she arrives ready for the day’s chores. With her gentle demeanor she delegates and trains our volunteers to care for our animal family. She achieves all of that with a smile."
"In addition, with Stacey's extensive supervisory experience she has provided a valuable role as lead volunteer. We look forward to her continued assistance in creating a well functioning volunteer program." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Karen’s Volunteer Story
"Karen has been a volunteer from the inception of Wishing Well Sanctuary. She was a regular weekend volunteer taking on the duties for not only the care of our animals but our gardens as well."
"She was often seen pulling a wagon full of water buckets through our vegetable and flower patches. She has now taken on the task of delivering our veggie and fruit donations from our local supermarket. She is one of our most valuable volunteers." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Gina’s Volunteer Story
"Gina who has taken on the role of lead volunteer with Stacey on Saturday mornings, is an exceptional educator."
"With her teaching experience she is a valuable member of Wishing Well who helps within our fundraising and education volunteer programs." ~ Mona, Volunteer CoordinatorRead more
Mona’s Volunteer Story
"Mona our most wonderful volunteer coordinator has dedicated the last two years of her life to the Sanctuary. She is generous with hugs and cares passionately about all the beings here both the volunteers and the animals who call Wishing Well home."
"Mona has embraced the lifestyle that Wishing Well espouses. We’re deeply appreciative & delighted Mona considers Wishing Well Sanctuary her second home." ~ Brenda, Founder & Chief Wishing OfficerRead more