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.

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.  

  • Please review the descriptions under each shift before registering your Critter Crew member for additional details about that shift. 

  • Critter Barn is following the recommendation of the Governor to wear face masks in enclosed public areas.

  • 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:

  • At this time (early June) we have only a few small traveling events that are still on the calendar for mid to late July, so this will be updated as the situation progresses.  Unfortunately, there will not be many traveling events this summer. 

  • 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. 


Limited Hours



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