Family Volunteer Day

Saturday, April 20, 2024
9:00am - Noon

Brewster Campus
400 Doansburg Road
Brewster, NY 10509

*Rain date: Sat, April 27

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.

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.

Join our farm staff in tackling large and small animal care or farming projects.

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

  • Horse Barn
  • Teaching Barn
  • Wildlife Center
  • Children’s Garden

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, April 20, 2024

Rain date Saturday, April 27

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 extend your time at the Farm & Wildlife Center until 3pm.


Contact Volunteer Coordinator via [email protected] or 845.279.2995 x1231
Please provide all details requested below.

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Family Volunteer Day is currently full, but you can still join the waiting list.