Our very special organization has a beautiful 10-acre farm in the South Okanagan providing sanctuary and rescue for a wide variety of abandoned and abused animals in the Okanagan (horses, cows, pigs, ducks, alpacas, donkeys, goats, and even a rooster).
There are many ways to volunteer your time on our 10-acre sanctuary amongst the vineyards! Feeding, cleaning, stocking, washing, cuddling, fixing, etc! The more hands and hearts the merrier.
Anybody can be trained to muck out stalls, paddocks and pastures. In fact, it’s a great gig for one-on-one time with our pigs, cows, alpacas, ducks and horses. It allows one to reflect on the day with meditation, allows for fitness and provides amazing inspiration. We request that Volunteers commit to one day a week minimum for 1-2 hour shifts.
Even the pasture animals need spa time! For more experienced Volunteers, hooves need attention, coats need brushing, tack needs organizing, teeth need checking.
The connection between animals and children can be a unique shortcut to everlasting friendship. For people who love teaching and sharing the company of donkeys, alpacas, cow and horses, this is a platform that showcases joy, compassion, unity and respect.
We have a number of projects at Critteraid Farm that can be started and completed and some that just require maintenance.
From carpentry, plumbing and electrical to moving manure around for composting, there are oodles of things that need doing around Critteraid Farm.
|7:00am||Feeding / Milking / Meds|
|9:30am||Topping Feed & Supplies|
|10:00am||A rotation of everything that it takes to maintain a fully functioning farm. (a few examples would be: trough cleaning, pools for ducks, de-icing, etc) |
|5:30pm||Afternoon Chores, feeding, cleaning, mucking. Tucking in all animals into their barns, stalls, coops and singing night night lullaby’s.|
Animal Wellness Program
Our Pasture animals require as much love and attention as our domestics do. We have developed a program to ensure they feel the love on a daily basis. If you are interested in seeing what Movie Monday is, or Tuck In Tuesday, please fill out the application for the Wellness and we can get your started.
We are always interested in the fun side for the animals. If you have a game, an idea for a play structure or item that a specific group or animal might like, we want to hear your ideas and see if we can make them come to life.
Helping Hands: Annual Projects
As expected, there are projects that are easier with many hands helping and we try and have lists that we can contact to see who’s available.
Please sign up for one of the following if you would consider being on our call list:
|Late August / Early September||Hay Palooza: we move 700 bales to the farm and need 8 people.|
|Spring||Pooh Palooza: thaw brings all the tours to the farm, which means company is coming kind of cleaning.|
| Spring||Rock Palooza: We go around our 10 acres and harvest all the huge rocks that grow over winter so that we can keep our grazing animals safe.|
Helping Hands: Ad Hoc Projects
We always have plenty of projects that require speciality skills!
- Animal Safety