Become a Volunteer

Volunteering at Lambs Farm can be a rewarding experience for individuals, families, corporate groups and community organizations. We have opportunities that can accommodate daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or seasonal schedules.

If you are interested in getting more information on volunteer activities, please fill out our Volunteer Application, call 847.990.3864 or send an email to find help matching your interests to our needs. Unless otherwise noted, minimum age for volunteering is 16 years.

Special safety guidelines have been put in place for volunteers during COVID-19.

Group Projects
Lambs Farm is pleased to welcome groups of all sizes to help with ongoing needs including maintenance, landscaping, painting and specialized projects. Volunteer opportunities can be customized to meet your group’s needs, abilities and availability.

Lambs Farm Special Events
Lambs Farm has a full calendar of special events that offer unique opportunities for volunteers.

Health Services
Our Health Services department is looking for someone to help with clerical work 1-2 days a week between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Duties include filing and data entry. Must be 18 years or older. Volunteer application and background check required.

Ongoing Individual and Special Project Opportunities:
Professional Painter for Carousel Horses at Farmyard
Must be 18 years or older. Supplies provided.

Magnolia Cafe & Bakery
Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Help as a greeter, wait staff or busser at our friendly Magnolia Cafe & Bakery.

Gardener needed to help tend to a sustainable garden at the Magnolia Cafe, on a weekly basis beginning in July through fall. Must be 18 years or older. Volunteer application and background check required.

General Landscaping
Gardeners wanted! Volunteers are needed to tend to the gardens, flowers, and plants at Lambs Farm. Must be 18 years or older. Flexible hours and days. Volunteer application and background check required.

Maintenance
Help with general cleaning duties at our residences. Flexible hours and days.
Must be 18 years or older. Volunteer application and background check required.

Dogwood Garden & Pet Center
Help with general tasks at Pet Shop, also walking, socializing, bathing rescue puppies. Must be 18 years or older. Flexible hours and days. Volunteer application and background check required.

Recreation/Special Olympics
Volunteers must be patient, enthusiastic and caring, and athletically minded. Physical education or special education instructors are encouraged to explore this opportunity. You will work with our teams during practice and at competition. Must be 18 years or older. Flexible hours and days. Volunteer application and background check required.

Current Volunteer Opportunity: Assisting Recreation Specialists on Monday nights with Bocce Special Olympics practices and helping run the games from August – September from 6pm to 7pm. Must be 18 years or older. Volunteer application and background check required.

Cedar Chest Thrift Shop
Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Help sort, tag and place items in our wonderful thrift shop. Flexible hours and days. Must be 18 years or older. Volunteer application and background check required.

Enrichment Center Music and Art Volunteers
Our Enrichment Center is seeking volunteers who have experience in art and music. A drum circle, bell group leader, singer, artist or performer would be great to help engage our Participants. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and an application process with background check is required.

OUR MISSION

Helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives and connecting with the human spirit in us all.

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