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

For general questions contact us at the Farm @ 616.748.1110.

To speak with Mary Rottschafer directly contact her @ 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. 


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 


Every spring Crew members return for a refresher class, meet new animals, staff, and prepare for another year. Classes are offered in April and May. Sign up will become available in 2019.  More information coming.  Cost $25


  • 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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