Mar 28, 2019

Thank you Algonquin student volunteer group!!

It was a busy day yesterday, with a good turnout of regular volunteers, plus a large group of students who came out to help for a morning! And thanks to volunteer mentors, Kevin, Allison, and Suzanne who led particular groups of students and helped them accomplish so much.

Many of the students had not been around farm animals before, so they were thrilled to be able to be so close to such a large variety of birds and animals. Suzanne and her crew tackled the barn loft, which had become a chaotic mess of unsorted items, transforming that space into a well organized, practical, and attractive area! Kevin’s group moved square bales, hauled up palettes, rolled a round bale, and worked on cleaning up around where our waste bedding is piled. Alison’s group worked in the paddocks, clearing up some of what the horses’ leave behind for us.

All in all, a productive and fun day. Groups of volunteer teams, whether they come from a company, college, or university always enjoy the experience of making a difference in the lives of the animals here at the Sanctuary. We welcome any group who wants to come out and work as a team here for a morning! If you can put together a group of people and want to come out for a morning, contact us through the webpage, by email, or through a Facebook message.