Critter Crew

Ready To Serve?

Critter Crew Members

We are so proud of our Critter Crew volunteers! Now that you have invested time in our class, and are part of the volunteer team, you can choose from the options below to visit the farm and continue to grow.

Remember some basics when you come to volunteer:

  • dress for the weather - bring a jacket, gloves, hat if needed

  • wear your logo shirt and jeans, black or khaki pants/shorts

  • bring tennis shoes or boots

  • bring snacks, water bottles, sack lunch as needed

  • work as a team and remember the golden rule


If you have any questions, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Makayla at or 616-748-1110


To speak with Director Mary Rottschafer directly, contact her at 616-218-1582.

Thank you for your dedication and service to Critter Barn!
The animals, our guests, and members of our staff appreciate all you do.


Crew Volunteers

  • You may sign up to volunteer TWO times at the farm each week.

  • 8, 9, and 10-year-olds:  you may volunteer for 2 shifts of 3 or 4 hours each.

  • 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15-year-olds:  you may volunteer 2 times a week, and you may stay at the farm up to 7 hours.

  • If you want to volunteer more, choose a Farm on the Go event. 

  • We want to make sure all kids have the opportunity to volunteer. 

We have new registration software! CLICK HERE to learn how to sign up.


Farm on the Go! Volunteers


  • Please wear your Critter Crew shirt, or note that you need a blue shirt in the registration notes.

  • Dates, times and locations are listed in the registration and on the schedule link below.

  • Please email us if you need a ride. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

  • Click below to register for our Farm on the Go events. 

Spring Refresher Class 


We all forget details – and on our farm it’s important to understand new routines and seasonal changes. That’s why we ask all Crew Members to REFRESH! All current Critter Crew volunteers must complete our Critter Crew Refresher course by June 2020 to volunteer for the 2020-2021 season. Cost $35.

  • Want to review what was covered in our Volunteer class? 

  • Want to Register for a Refresh Class?

  • Want to practice or review your animal handling skills?


See links below


Limited Hours

10-5pm Tuesday-Saturday
(closed Sunday and Monday)

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