Position: The Animal Caregiver assists in the care of the 350+ animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, Donkeys) living at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Director. Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals. See below for specific responsibilities and duties.
Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director
On-site Housing: ONE person only unit
Additional live-in responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Salary: $14/hr DOE, performance review after 3 months
Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, days off vary; schedule subject to change at any time, required to work weekends and most holidays. Shift times vary, opening shifts start as early as 5am, closing shifts end as late as 9:30pm, every caregiver is on a variety of these shifts each week.
Benefits Package: Health insurance, vacation, and some paid holidays
How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume
Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the country. Nestled on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA, Animal Place provides refuge to hundreds of neglected farmed animals. In addition to permanent sanctuary, Animal Place’s new Rescue and Adoption Center in Petaluma is focused on placing needy farmed animals into permanent homes.
Sanctuary is important work, but Animal Place strives to create meaningful change for farmed animals through advocacy and education. Thousands of visitors flock to the sanctuary each year to learn more about the animals and farming. Volunteer classes introduce folks to the more intense ways people can help. Internships are also available.
We also own a vegan specialty store called Vegan Republic, located in Berkeley, CA. Animal Place’s Vegan Republic sells hard to find food, clothes, accessories, stickers, all things vegan! All the profits from store sales help rescue, feed, and provide medical care and housing for the animals at the sanctuary!
We invite you to put your compassion into action by becoming vegan, volunteering, interning, donating, adopting, or rescuing!