Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

The Inside Scoop: Kellen in Tennessee

Like many of the volunteers at the Gentle Barn Tennessee, I was a fan of the Gentle Barn in California before I ever dreamed that there would be a location opened in Knoxville. I was touched by the stories of the animals who found sanctuary at…

The Inside Scoop: Andrea

I first started following The Gentle Barn in 2012. I had devoted the last 12 years of my adult life to a job and company that slipped away almost over night. I was lost, confused and scared. I had no idea what I was going to do with my life. Most of all, I had no idea how I was going to pay…

The Inside Scoop: Kathy

I started volunteering at the Gentle Barn shortly after my mom passed away. I had been taking care of her for about 9 months before she passed. I didn't want to go back to work and I was very lonely. I checked out the Gentle Barn and knew that's where I…

Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                      


When I visited the Gentle Barn for the first time, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to volunteer. I filled out my volunteer application on the spot. Everyone that worked there was very friendly and welcoming. I loved that they rescued animals,…

Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                              

I learned about The Gentle Barn from my husband's friend. I had been looking for a way I could be of service by volunteering somewhere. So the next Sunday I went to The Gentle Barn during open visiting hours and the rest is history! I began by taking shifts in the upper barnyard...goats,…

The Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                  

I remember the day I received the call like it was yesterday clearing me to volunteer at The Gentle Barn, a place I barely knew other than that they shared the deep love and profound respect I have always felt for animals. My first day I felt as if I was entering a dream, I…

The Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                      

My journey started in 2007 shortly after having major back surgery. I was sitting around the house not doing much when I saw my neighbor who was battling cancer leaving for the day to volunteer at Walk For Cancer. As I sat there I realized that surely there is something more productive…

The Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

          

My name is Olivia and I have been volunteering at The Gentle Barn for close to 5 years. I volunteer at both of their properties and just love working with the animals! At the main property I come on Sundays and work with their blind cow Faith - I tell her story and take care of the cow area by keeping it clean…

The Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                                   

The Gentle Barn is something that I believe in with my entire being and am whole-heartedly committed to. I have been with The Gentle Barn for almost 6 years and, after working as a volunteer for 2 years, I am now lucky enough to call this place my job, family, and home.

When…

Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                                       

I have volunteered in the upper barnyard at the Gentle Barn for over 3 years. I work a shift during the week. I particularly enjoy this time because it is quiet and peaceful, usually just me and the animals. Many of the goats and sheep come up to be petted and stroked - they are…

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