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At The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary, volunteers are what make the world go round. Without committed volunteers it would be impossible to provide the quality of care our animals deserve. We are so grateful for everyone with the willingness to help.

There are many ways you can get involved.  If you’re interested in volunteering any of your time to The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary, please complete the form by clicking the Volunteer button below and we will be in touch! We’d love to have you.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Animal Care

  • Barn Chores

  • Sanctuary Maintenance 

  • Events

  • Marketing

  • Computer Skills

  • Fundraising 

  • Open House / Garage Sale

  • Dog Grooming

  • Horse Training/Grooming

The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary is located in Wainfleet, Ontario. We are a 40 minute drive from St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Fort Erie. For those closer to Hamilton, Brantford or Port Dover, we are about an hour away.

If you'd like to volunteer or donate, but would like to see what we're all about first - head to our events page to register for a Sanctuary Tour or Group Work Day.

Why I Volunteer at TAMS ...


When I started to volunteer at TAMS, I wanted to be involved with something that mattered, to give back in a way that was important to me. I continued to volunteer as I have realized in addition it has been great for my well being, gives me a sense of purpose and lifelong friendships have been formed with the best of folk. The founder, the animals and the volunteers make it a beautiful place and I am grateful that they are a part of my life. - Juniper L; Barn, Event and Volunteer Coordination


I started volunteering at TAMS in the summer of 2018, and since then I have learned so much and met so many great animals and people.  The animals have had a particular impact on me – I love getting to know them, forming bonds, and seeing them thrive after being rescued.  Every day I learn from their forgiveness, love and joy for life - Victoria H; Barn, Event and Project Photography


I began volunteering at TAMS in the Spring of 2018, after dropping off pine boughs for the goats. Leisa gave me a tour and introduced me to all the residents, and I knew I wanted to be part of this sanctuary.

I really enjoy the volunteer community that has formed here, and feel like TAMS is a second home of sorts. Leisa is very welcoming and generous and there is a genuine camaraderie among the volunteers.

I adore the animal residents and feel so honoured to be able to help care for them. When the chores are done (or even in the middle of them!) it is so wonderful to enjoy the company of these beautiful creatures. TAMS is most definitely a very happy place for me.

 - Elisabeth S; Barn, Event and misc.


I haven't been volunteering very long, but it's the best thing I could have done.  I've been meeting great, like-minded people and spending time with these amazing animals regularly is good for my soul.  Even shoveling out the barn is surprisingly relaxing!  I've always loved animals and wanted to help.  The cliches are all true - volunteering is a great way to help, it's fun, and it makes me feel good. - Tina S; Barn, Event and Graphic Design 

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