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Shepard Meadows relies on our many volunteers to be successful! Whether you have one to several hours per week, we have a job for you!  We believe that our volunteers benefit from spending time at our farm, helping directly in program with participants, with facilities or barn chores. Our beautiful and peaceful farm is a respite for all.

To begin volunteering with us, please complete and submit your volunteer application via email or mail to our Volunteer Coordinator.

Note: The minimum age to volunteer is 14 years of age. If an individual qualifies to be a participant in our therapeutic program, they are usually ineligible to volunteer.


We welcome volunteer groups from outside organizations. There is always much work to do at the farm! From United Way Day of Caring, to Torrington Savings Bank, Gilbane, or GE – we appreciate the help to make major improvements to our property.

Examples of Group Projects of 4-8 hours in length include:

  • Installing & Painting Fences

  • Painting Out-buildings

  • Farmhouse Improvements

  • Clearing our Sensory Trail

  • Cleaning our Barns and Sheds

  • Seasonal Ground Clean-up

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