Family Volunteer Day

Saturday, October 14, 2023
9:00am - Noon

Brewster Campus
400 Doansburg Road
Brewster, NY 10509


Watch for our next Family Volunteer event in Spring 2024

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Enjoy the outdoors while giving back with a great morning tending to the animals and natural spaces that are helping children succeed.

Whether you’re looking to introduce your child* to volunteerism or are seeking a community-minded way to honor Earth Day, our Family Volunteer Day will be both fun and meaningful.

There is an old saying on farms that “Many hands make light work.”

Taking care of horses, donkeys, goats, camels, llamas, and hundreds of other animals, as well as tending to our gardens, are BIG jobs. Stalls need to be cleaned, buckets have to be scrubbed, tack needs to be maintained, garden beds need to be prepared for fall, and animals need to be fed.

Spend a morning in the main barns, on the farm, or in the gardens of Green Chimneys.
Join our farm staff in tackling large and small animal care or farming projects.

We have different tasks for different ages and abilities – everyone will be able to do something. This is a great weekend activity for families. Come dressed for the weather and be prepared for a fun and interesting morning of hands-on work.

Each family will be assigned to a project at one of the following locations:

  • Farm & Wildlife Center
  • Children’s Garden
  • Or Boni-Bel Organic Farm

The animals and gardens help Green Chimneys School students, children with special needs,  make connections, build skills, and grow as individuals. Your efforts help our animals and farm and also support our students’ growth!

*All participants must be 7 years of age or older. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Schedule: Saturday, October 14, 2023

9am Welcome
Check-in at the picnic area near Ross Field; sign up for projects; enjoy coffee and pastries
9:30am Farm fun begins
Head to the farm to begin your project
11:30am Explore and learn more
Enjoy a tour of the Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Center
12pm Event concludes. You are welcome to:
⋅  enjoy the afternoon at Green Chimneys
⋅  visit Boni-Bel Farm & Country Store


Contact Volunteer Coordinator via [email protected] or 845.279.2995 x286
Please provide all details requested below.

Register by completing the form below