We Need Volunteers!

For the past 22 years, Animal Haven has relied on our volunteers and community to keep it the quaint sanctuary that it is. We are small in the sense we are on ten acres compared to sanctuaries like well-known Best Friends, Black Beauty Ranch, Farm Sanctuary in New York and California to name a few. We are currently caring for 84 rescued animals at the farm.

Our dedicated volunteers, visiting youth church groups, school children, rehabilitation groups and visitors to Asheville that just want to pitch in and help are “our staff”. Our volunteers working hands on with our rescues arrive at 8:30 a.m. to start their farm chores. Cleaning the many barns, feeding and watering the animals as well as hauling hay bales and feed is done every day, de- spite rain, snow, sleet, heat waves, sickness etc.

Our volunteers faithfully show up to care for the animals showing them love, compassion, and respect. You can’t help but have a certain favorite animal and many of our volunteers do! Often times they will bring a special snack for their “special” one and hand feed them on the sly.

We have volunteer opportunities at the farm and our onsite thrift store. If you or a friend would like to help out, call the sanctu- ary or come by and check it out to see what you may be getting into and perhaps you will meet your favorite friend.


How You Can Help

If you have two hours to spare 8:30 am to 10:30 am Tuesday through Saturday and you don’t mind farm work, we need you.

Volunteer at our on-site Thrift Store Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

We often need temporary foster homes for farm animals as well as smaller animals that come under our care: e.g. Ducks, Chickens, Bunnies, Cats, Dogs.


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Visit Us

65 Lower Grassy Branch Rd
PO Box 9697
Asheville, North Carolina 28815


Tuesday – Saturday
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM