Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other

How to Get Involved

There are so many ways you can get involved to help and support The Gentle Barn.


The Gentle Barn welcomes your donation of any size. Please fill out the form below to donate now, or mail donations to us. We are a 501(c)(3) corporation. Our tax ID is #95-4776451. Thank you so much for your support!

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Sponsor an Animal

The farm animals that reside at The Gentle Barn have all been rescued from severe abuse, neglect, abandonment or worse. They have been rehabilitated with traditional and non-traditional medicine, top quality nutrition, and countless hours in the arms of our staff and volunteers. They have regained their trust in humankind by realizing that they are now loved, and their abuse is over. Because of their ongoing physical and psychological needs, they can't be adopted and are given sanctuary with us for the rest of their lives.

Because the animals at The Gentle Barn have experienced abuse and severe neglect, their treatment and rehabilitation is extremely expensive and can take an extended period of time. But it is worth it to see them smile again, to watch their eyes light up, to feel them cuddle in your lap, and to see them play with new life and new hope. Once rehabilitated, the animals become ambassadors, teaching children about the magic and grace of these precious beings.

Visit our Virtual Barn and Sponsor Your Animal Today!

Becoming a Gentle 12 Sponsor

The mission of our Gentle 12 program is to partner with and enhance your company’s commitment to building a healthier planet in a unique and significant way that differentiates and creates a lasting impact through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR is the process of assessing an organization’s impact on society and evaluating what their responsibilities are to the community. Our CSR expert is here to assist you with your annual corporate campaign.

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Become a Gentle Barn Volunteer

Voted Best Place to Volunteer in 2017 By The SignalVolunteer support is essential to our organization and our 170 animals. The Gentle Barn is always looking for amazing volunteers to help us on Sundays when we are open to the public and throughout the week. Our volunteers provide extra care and attention to all of our animals, they introduce the animals to the public on Sundays by telling their stories, and offer additional help wherever needed. Volunteering at The Gentle Barn is truly a rewarding experience, one that you will soon not forget!
We have many opportunities available, including Sunday Docents, Horse Groomers, Barnyard Buddies, Barn Hands, Office Support, and more!

Do you have volunteer hours to fulfill or are retired and looking for something fun to do? We would love to have you!

Please note you must be 14 years old or older to volunteer.

Contact Us if you have any questions about becoming a Volunteer.

Sponsor a Group

For a $500 donation, you can sponsor a group of children to come to The Gentle Barn to learn kindness and compassion. A donation of $5,000 enables a group of children to participate in our ten-month Peace Enhancement program. These children then become protectors instead of abusers for the rest of their lives. Please help a group of children who otherwise could not afford to come. Thank you so much for your love and support.

"Children trained to extend justice, kindness and mercy to animals, become more kind, just and considerate in their relations to each other. Character training along these lines will result in men and women of broader sympathies; more humane, more law abiding, in every aspect, more valuable citizens." -National PTA Congress

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