Event Details

Animal Care Orientation (2 Times Available)

05/19/2017 08:30 AM

@ Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary
507 Cotton Branch Rd

Animal Care Orientation (2 Times Available)

We are having an orientation for anyone wanting to see what being a caregiver is all about! We will walk everyone through the feeding process and various other daily needs. Can't make it to this orientation? Not a problem, Sign up for a volunteer shift here: http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=20f044aa4a82ea6fd0-volunteer&view=calendar

**AGE: 16+**

***2 Orientation Times***
8:30am - 10:30am
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary (located in Leesville, South Carolina about a half hour from Columbia) has provided refuge for neglected and abused farmed animals since 2004. Horses, goats, donkeys, all different types of pigs, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, chickens and a bull named Freckles all live contentedly on the farm.

Many of the animals will come visit you while you complete your tasks but please remember that some tasks might not include much animal interaction. Volunteering is physically intensive, so expect to get a good workout!

Please leave 4-legged family members at home.

Bring clothes & boots that are weatherproof and that you don’t mind getting muddy, and work gloves if you have them. Check the weather forecast for zip code 29070 and dress appropriately. Rugged boots (not sneakers) are a must and don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen. We encourage you to pack a vegan snack and drink — no meat or dairy please, out of respect for the animals.

Please note that diseases occur naturally among farm animals. Although the chances of such diseases occurring in a factory farm are greater than they are at a sanctuary with standards as high as ours, it can still happen. And some such diseases can be transmitted from animals to humans. Pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems are at higher risk. Volunteers working directly with animals or in areas where animals live and produce waste should wear gloves and face masks. All visitors and volunteers should practice excellent hygiene after performing such work, by thoroughly washing their hands and scrubbing the bottoms of their shoes with antibacterial agents – especially prior to touching their faces or eating. And ideally, it’s a good idea to change clothes before spending time back in your home after a visit to the sanctuary.

**You must read and sign our Liability & Media Release form to volunteer with us at Cotton Branch when you arrive**

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