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Produce Volunteers Needed

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Our animal residents love their fresh produce treats.  Unfortunately, we don’t have a produce volunteers to cover Weekdays and the residents have voiced their displeasure about it.  Bhima, our resident Gyr ox, is Produce Distribution Management. If you are interested in volunteering with rescued animals but didn’t know how you could help, being a produce volunteer might be a good fit for you.

The produce volunteer must be at least 18 years of age, reliable, courteous, professional, strong, and have a vehicle large enough to transport large amounts of produce from the Whole Foods Market Ann Arbor stores.

The produce volunteers’ duties include retrieving produce at two Whole Foods Market Ann Arbor locations, maintaining a courteous and professional relationship with Whole Foods Market employees, delivering the produce to the sanctuary in Manchester, chopping, sorting, and distributing the produce to the eagerly awaiting residents.

Please be realistic about your availability and willingness as this volunteer position takes time, dedication, and commitment.

A few important notes:

  • All SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Training is done at Whole Foods Market and at the sanctuary.
  • Whole Foods Market is very generous to our animal residents and we want to maintain our good relationship with them, so professionalism and courtesy are extremely important to us.
  • Whole Foods Market requests that produce pickups be done between the hours of 8am – 11am.
  • It can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes for store pickups.
  • The produce can be heavy so the volunteer must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Depending on the amount of produce donated, it can take 4-6 hours to sort and distribute the produce.
  • Flexibility to switch with a produce volunteer on another day is available.
  • The produce volunteers report directly to Bhima, the Produce Distribution Manager.

Produce volunteer is known as the best volunteer position at the sanctuary.  This is not an easy position, but the produce volunteers get the best form of gratitude -nuzzles and sloppy kisses from the animal residents!  They look forward to seeing their produce volunteers, and they stand by the fences and voice their excitement very loudly.

If you are interested in becoming a produce volunteer or learning more about the position, please email volunteer@sashafarm.org.

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Bhima overseeing produce preparation.

      

 

A Holiday Message

A Holiday Message to our SASHA Farm Supporters
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The SASHA Farm Board of Directors, its animal residents, and our wonderful and compassionate volunteers who come rain or shine every day to care for our animals, wish to thank our supporters for all that you do.  Without you, SASHA Farm could not be the safe haven that it is for our incredible and amazing residents.  Your donations and your support of our various events throughout the year allow our new residents like Laddie, Eve the pig, and Nell and Sophie the Nubian goats, to have a place they can call home forever.  And for our other animals who have been here a while, such as Sheldon the sheep and the pigs June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, and all of their very good friends, they know without a doubt they will be safe and sound and well cared for, and most importantly, loved.  We have lost some animals this year and we have mourned together, but we have welcomed more and will keep doing so with your help.  Thank you again for continuing to be the voice for the animals through your support of SASHA Farm.  It has made 2016 a great year for our sentient beings, and we look forward to continuing our work with your indispensable partnership.

Cat Lovers Needed!

IMG_7441SASHA Farm would love to have your help caring for 13 sweet cats in our cat barn.  Shifts are once a week for a minimum of 2 hours, but we would love to have you stay longer!  Our volunteers must be 18 years of age.  They clean, wash floors, do laundry, scoop litter, and feed the cat residents.

Purrs and snuggles are complimentary!

Please call Dorothy at (734) 428-9617 or email Lynn at lynxdonell@aol.com for more information.

 

** As much as we would love to take more cats, our cat barn is full so we are unable to accept cats for rescue at this time. **