If you talk to any sanctuary operator, volunteers are gold. Here are some other help options, other than a sanctuary’s regular volunteers. It includes traveling volunteers, as well as grant options to help hire and/or train employees.

Canada Job Grant

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Community Gaming Grant (BC)

The Community Gaming Grant can be used towards salary costs.

Get Youth Working (BC)

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

People & Talent Program (Northern Ontario)

Work Experience Opportunities Grant (BC)


Workaway.info is a site set up to promote fair exchange and friendship as well as volunteering and work opportunities. Connecting culture seekers, budget travellers and language learners with families, individuals or organisations that are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities. Find and contact other like minded travellers across the globe. A few hours honest help per day in exchange for food & accommodation and an opportunity to meet others.

WWOOF Canada

WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Canada (WWOOF™ Canada) is part of a worldwide movement linking visitors with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange thereby helping to build a sustainable global community. Visitors, or ‘WWOOFers’, spend about half of each day helping out on a host farm, learn about the organic movement and sustainable agriculture, and receive room and board during their visit – with no money exchanged between Hosts and WWOOFers. WWOOF Hosts offer a variety of educational opportunities, including growing vegetables, building straw bale houses, working with animals, making wine, and much more. There is something for everyone.

*Please note you do have to have a working organic vegetable garden on your property to qualify for this. Volunteers can work on it half their time, and the other half helping with the animals.

DISCLAIMER | P.E.A.C.E. has provided this list as a service to Canadian farm sanctuaries. We do not necessarily work directly with all of the organizations listed here and their inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement. Some of the information in this website has been provided by external sources. P.E.A.C.E. is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information provided by external sources. Users should please consult directly with the external source of the information.