Volunteer Opportunities at our Animal Shelter in Vacaville, California

If you are looking for a fun volunteer opportunity near you, you’re in luck! We’re so glad you are interested in helping out around the farm. Volunteering with Herd & Flock is a great way to give back, spend time with lovable rescue animals, get outdoors, find a community in Northern California, feel accomplished, and meet new people (in addition to Tony the cow!).

Interested volunteers can sign up for 2 hour shifts on our Calendly page by clicking the button below. This allows you to sign up for available shifts, then change or cancel if needed.


What does volunteer work at an animal sanctuary look like?

Volunteer Duties may include: loving animals, scooping poop & soiled bedding in the cows, goats, pigs and chicken enclosures and yards, brushing animals, working on special projects like animal enrichments, animal training, building, repairing or prepping donated produce.

  1. Before you arrive, please sign our online waiver.
  2. On the day, please bring or wear
    • Mask, face coverings
    • Closed toed shoe, required
    • Work gloves
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Rain jacket/pants during the rainy season
  3. At the farm, we are not able to allow:
    • Open-toed shoes
    • Companion animals
    • Any animal products
  4. We are located off Exit 51 on I-80 between Vacaville and Fairfield, CA. Our address is 3448 Laguna Creek Trail Vacaville, CA 95688. Contact Us if you need help finding the farm.

Our sanctuary is not just for farm animals, but for wildlife, too.

Please note that rattlesnake season is April through October. While we attempt to coexist with our venomous scaly friends, they are not allowed in the human and farm animal areas. We opt to catch and relocate rattlesnakes to another area on our property. Our non-venomous scaly friends are welcome everywhere. During April-October, volunteers will receive a training on our rattlesnake protocols at the start of every shift.