Farm Animal Rescue Cali

California, USA



The Experience

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!


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!

Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    All Year Round
  • Volunteer duration
    4 - 8 weeks 
  • Package Price
    4 week  1995 US$
    6 weeks 2495 US$
    8 weeks 2995 US$
  • Average Work hours
    5 days a week 8 hours a day and weekends are off. Volunteers can discuss with the coordinators as well to decide which days’ work best for them. 
  • Number of Volunteers
  • Volunteer accommodation
  • Housing Type
    Private room at an American host family.
  • Internet Access
    Wireless internet included at the Host family and at the Project.
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Love of the outdoors and a passion for wildlife is a priority. You should not be fussy, picky or hypersensitive about cleaning. You must be comfortable with heavy lifting and manual labour. We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules is essential!

Fast Facts: USA

Where? California, USA

Country Size: 9,826,675 km2
3,794,101 sq mi 

Population density? 33.7/km2
87.4/sq mi

Country Famous for? Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone National Park, Old West, Rocky Mountains, Hamburgers & Hotdogs, Everglades, Alligators, Hawaii, Vulcano's, New York, Statue of Liberty, Las Vegas, Hollywood

When to visit: All year round, many activities all year round with great mixture culture and nature!

  • What's Included
    • Placement
      Farm Animal Rescue California
    • Airport Pickup & Transfers

      Volunteers can choose to fly to LAX or the Burbank Airport (LAX is cheaper but Burbank is closer). Upon arrival the host family will then pick you up and take you to your accommodation. When at the homestay, daily transfers included from your homestay to the project and back is included.
    • 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.
    • 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
      If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
    • Tours
      Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in the USA after you have finished your volunteer project.
    • 24/7 Emergency contact
      If there are any problems during you stay in California you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

    What's not included: Flights & Insurance 

    Package Price:
    04 Weeks: $1995.00 US
    06 Weeks: $2495.00 US
    08 Weeks: $2995.00 US


    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.

  • Tasks & Duties

    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.


  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Required to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks, must be comfortable a little manual labor and getting your hands dirty, NO SMOKING is allowed on the property.
    • 25 years of age or older.
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, polite, self-sufficient, eager, honest, good sense of humor, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
    • No animal allergies,A love for animals and some general experience of caring for an animal is a must! Extreme Weather (heat & cold), dirt and living in a remote area must be something you can handle. 
    • Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics of the project, Good communication skills and the ability to work independently and Good knowledge of the English
    • Patient and comfortable around animals. Should also have a valid driver’s license would be an asset and would greatly assist the project with offsite errands.
  • Volunteer Benefits
    • A unique opportunity of working with horses and other animals and Helping animals that have suffered abuse and neglect in the past!
    • Fantastic opportunity to work with an amazing team that are working towards a worthy Cause!
    • Amazing opportunity to explore California!
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      USA, North America
    • Area Famous For
      Mountains, Nature, Hollywood, Central Park, Golden Gate Bridge, friendly people.
    • When to visit
      All Year Round!
    • Wildlife viewing
      Good, In the nearby surrounds are many opportunities to see wildlife like bald eagles, squirrels, Raccoons, skunks, deer, coyotes, black bears. 
  • Itinerary & Details
    Day 1 - Arrive in the USA;
    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.
    For 4-8 weeks – Volunteer at a Horse Sanctuatry in the USA!
    For the next few weeks, you will help care for horses & various other animals, and assist with all the daily activities. 
    Your last day
    - after completing the project, your host parents will then transport you back to the airport where you will catch your flight back home or you can take the opportunity to travel through the US. Our staff will gladly help you to book any tours to see more of this great country. 

  • 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.

    Things to bring from home

    • Before traveling, be reminded that you'll need to pack clothes for cold temperatures as well as for summer for warm temperatures. Make sure that these clothes can get dirty. Make sure to bring gloves, a toque and warm socks with you as well.
    • Comfortable walking shoes are essential, and you should also pack a raincoat and some sun block.
    • Linen and towels will be provided at host family.


    Meals are provided by your host parents.  You will receive 2 meals a day.


    This project is located in California, Santa Clarity. Central Park in Santa Clarita 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!

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