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The Building and Grounds Intern will assist staff members with a range of tasks while learning fence installation and repair, grounds maintenance, small machine and tractor operation and maintenance, basic carpentry skills, and the day-to-day operations of a farm sanctuary. This position is fast paced, physically demanding, and requires someone willing to work in all weather conditions.

Note: This is an unpaid position.

  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Fence installation and repair
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Small machine operation and repair
  • Basic carpentry
  • Other tasks and duties as needed


  • Dependable
  • Comfortable working around large farmed animals, including horses, cows, and pigs
  • Commit to a minimum of 1 month part time, 2 months full time
  • Understand the philosophy and mission of Catskill Animal Sanctuary
  • Ability to perform physical labor and repeated lifting, up to 50 pounds
  • Flexibility and openness to a multitude of tasks
  • Available to work between 16 and 40 hours per week
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, including hot, cold, rain, and snow


  • Learn from and interact with our animal residents
  • Invitations to special events
  • Work with like-minded and committed animal activists
  • Gain experience beneficial for future employment and life
  • Make professional contacts and references
  • Potential for academic credit
  • Shared housing available on Sanctuary premises for full-time interns

To Apply:

Please email the Catskill Animal Sanctuary volunteer coordinator at with the following:

  • Position title in email subject line
  • Resume, attached
  • Cover letter, either in the email body or attached, describing what you hope to get out of this internship
  • Three professional references, with email addresses and phone numbers

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  • Company Address 316 Old Stage Rd, Saugerties, NY 12477, USA
  • City Saugerties
  • Location New York
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