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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
wear 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.
COVID Volunteer Update:
Hello Critter Crew Members,
As the COVID-19 situation in West Michigan continues to evolve, Critter Barn has decided to make some changes to our Critter Crew program to help keep our staff and volunteers safe.
Starting Wednesday, November 18th, all existing Critter Crew volunteer schedules are canceled. For the next three weeks, we are encouraging everyone to follow the Governor’s new restrictions and stay home and within their own family groups so together, our community can slow down infection rates.
Critter Barn's outdoor areas will remain open for public visiting. If you and your family would like to come visit the animals, you are still welcome to walk around the farm and see the animals outdoors. It's a great opportunity to get some fresh air!
We will provide updates and changes to our plans as we learn more.
Please reach out if you have any questions.
- Critter Barn Staff
Volunteer Shift Sign-Up:
You must complete your Refresher Course before returning to volunteer at the farm.
At this time, Critter Crew members may register for ONE shift per week. This is to provide more kids with the opportunity to come to the farm. We currently have fewer volunteers per shift.
Critter Barn staff and volunteers are required to wear a mask while indoors.
This is a temporary situation, so as circumstances change, our protocols will change. We will update this when the situation shifts. Thank you for understanding. We value the opportunity to work with our Crew members!
We have new registration software! CLICK HERE to learn how to sign up.
Farm On The Go! Sign-Up:
Please wear your Critter Crew shirt.
Dates, times and locations are listed in the registration.
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.