Farm Animal Rescue and Caretaker

founded in 2010
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Coordinator | Patrick
Coordinator | Patrick
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Assist with this program to take care of abandoned and abused horses, cows, sheep, goats and other animals at a rescue Sanctuary located in Southern California! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 25+
Take up this amazing opportunity to volunteer with horses, cows, sheep, goats and other animals at a rescue Sanctuary located in Santa Clarita, California! Become a volunteer now and work along an amazing team in their daily activities of rescuing abused, sick, neglected and old animals!

Though rescuing is a major objective of the project, they also have another key role which is grooming, caring and nurturing the animals back to their stronger selves. when the animals are fully healed, they then heal and give inspiration to the lives of abused children. All the while you will live in this amazing area of California!

The Project is very interested in having dedicated and committed volunteers to assist with the many tasks and activities at the sanctuary. For a stay of 4 weeks or more you’ll not only have the chance of working with horses but also working with a wide range of other animals such as; donkeys, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, llamas, peacocks, emus, cats and dogs. The project also prefers their volunteers to have an all-rounded experience therefore, you may also be tasked with; office work, grounds work, filling in the barnyard, assisting with field trips, and helping with any events or rescues happening at the time. The work can be physically demanding and it is by no means an easy ‘Holiday Option’!  It can be a bit challenging but the feeling that comes after is rewarding! Come now and work towards this worthwhile cause!

Volunteers will volunteer alongside local staff who will train you as well as international and local volunteers. 

This is Why
  • Work hands on with a wide range of animals at our Barn Sanctuary located in California!
  • Live with an American host family and expand your English skills.
  • Be part of a team dedicated to the welfare of animals and children!
  • Great opportunity to explore California!
As a volunteer at the project you will need to be able to work in the outdoor California heat and be willing to learn how to handle the animals. Animal care would include food preparation, cage cleaning, habitat and tank construction or maintenance, and other medical responsibilities as appropriate to the skills learned by the intern.

This project is located in southern California, the nearest town is only a 19 min drive away from the project and should be even relatively closer to your accommodation. On days off, take the opportunity to visit and enjoy the park, the city and all it has to offer! You will be about 1 drive from the beautiful beaches of Malibu and about 40 minutes from all the glamour and fame of L.A. and Hollywood!

Typical day

Volunteers are the back bone of the organization and therefore plays a vital role in achieving the project’s goal of caring and giving the much-needed love to horses, cows and other animals that have suffered severe abuse, neglection or are too old. The Project focuses a lot on rehabilitating these animals and once they are healed they then in turn heal and inspire the lives of the children that suffered similar fates. As a volunteer, you will at times get your hands dirty. If you are uncertain of what to do, you can ask an experienced volunteer or the coordinator for assistance.
Your responsibilities will vary on a day to day basis. The project likes to have their interns have a well-rounded experience. Therefore, you may be involved in:
  • Office Work- this includes; filing, data entry, social media, etc.
  • Ground Work 
  • Filling in the Barnyard (that is; keeping the barnyard clean and hanging out with the animals)
  • Assisting the team when the project is open to the public
  • Assisting on Field Trips
  • Assisting with any rescues that the project may have at that time
  • Grooming, feeding, caring and nurturing the animals
  • Assisting with any errands that the project may need help with off the project site. 
For more info on your typical day please contact us.

Free-time activities

Volunteers have many options leisure activities on their days off. They can  take the opportunity to visit and enjoy the park, the city and all it has to offer! You will be about 1 drive from the beautiful beaches of Malibu and about 40 minutes from all the glamour and fame of L.A. and Hollywood. 
Water Sports
Winter Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 25 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics and signed Policies and Liability Form (provided during application process)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel

The fees include:

  • Airport Pickup & Transfers: Volunteers can choose to fly to LAX or the Burbank Airport (LAX is cheaper but Burbank is closer). When at the homestay, daily transfers included from your homestay to the project and back is included.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation will be in the guest house at the farm which includes one bedroom, living/dining room space, kitchenette, full bathroom.
  • Meals: Meals are included at the host family.
  • Mail Holding Services: You can use FRONTEERINGS office as a reliable address to have your mail delivered.
  • Ongoing service and 24/7 Emergency contact

Airport Pickup at Los Angeles International Airport

You will arrive in LAX or Burbank where you will be met at the airport by your host parent. You’ll then be taken to your accommodation.

You will be staying at an American host family where you will have a private room. The accommodation is clean with standard house furniture and accessories in it.
Food & Beverages

Meals are provided by your host parents.  You will receive 2 meals a day which are breakfast and dinner. If you have special food requirements please contact us.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles. We assist you to find cheap flights to United States.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for United States provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in United States you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United States.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

There are no specific start/arrival dates for this project, however, we recommend that you arrive on a Monday.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
6 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$505 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Farm Animal Rescue and Caretaker

Assist with this program to take care of abandoned and abused horses, cows, sheep, goats and other animals at a rescue Sanctuary located in Southern California!


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