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Tours and Volunteer Days at the Sanctuary

Farm of the Free is open to the public by appointment, and on volunteer days.  

*Due to coronavirus and for the safety of you, our residents, please make us aware if you are having symptoms or if you have been around anyone who's tested positive and we can easily reschedule. Please also be aware that you might be indoors and outdoors, and social distancing is not always possible.

 

Private Tours are by appointment only and other public events will be announced on our webpage and on social media. Some events may include; presentation days, potluck days, cooking classes, meditation / yoga classes, and volunteer days.  We would love for you to visit one of our future events or schedule a private tour.

If you would like to become a volunteer or schedule a private tour, please email us at:

farmofthefree@gmail.com or text Carmen at: 770-876-7927

Private Tours will consist of:

  • A guided tour of the sanctuary for 2 hours with your family or friends.

  • An opportunity to view the rescued animals, including our resident chickens, goats, sheep, cows and donkeys. *Please note that we cannot guarantee interaction with the residents, it is up to them whether they decide to participate. Please understand that we will not feed the residents treats on the tour, as they are on strict diets for their health.*

  • End the tour with a visit to our gift shop.

  • A suggested donation of $20 per person is greatly appreciated.

2022 Volunteer Days + Vegan Potlucks!

Join us for a volunteer day and vegan potluck at the sanctuary! It takes a village to care for over 30 residents, so your help is greatly appreciated! Signing up for multiple days and carpooling with a friend is strongly encouraged!

 

If you participate in the vegan potluck, please bring a recipe card to share with others and note any allergens. In addition, FOTF will provide reusable plates, bowls, cups, and utensils. Thank you!

Volunteer dates:

Saturday April 16, 2022 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern (Canceled due to weather)

Saturday May 28, 2022 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern

Saturday June 25, 2022 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern

Saturday July 23, 2022 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern

Saturday August 20, 2022 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern

Saturday September 24, 2022 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern

Saturday October 22, 2022 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern

Saturday November 19, 2022 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern

 

Sanctuary rules:

We love to have your volunteer help! But, first, we need to make sure that you are aware of a few things about this sanctuary and give you some information to prepare you for volunteering:

  1. First and foremost, this is a home for our residents. As their caregivers, their comfort, safety, and well-being are our number one priority.

  2. You must sign age-appropriate waivers when you arrive.

  3. No one is guaranteed any interactions with the residents. The sanctuary is not a petting zoo.

  4. If residents aren’t interested, we don’t obligate them to do anything they don’t feel comfortable with unless it’s for their primary care/needs.

  5. If they walk away from you, please do not pursue them. We are in the residents’ homes, respecting their body language.

 

Recommended supplies:

  • Snacks. Please, no animal products on the premises out of respect for our residents. Let us know if you have any questions about veganism. Please do not bring food of any kind into the animal enclosures for their safety and yours.

  • Bring a water bottle.

  • Wear/bring sunblock just in case.

  • Wear/bring bug spray just in case.

  • Wear clothing you don’t mind messing up, preferably pants, closed-toed shoes, preferably boots.

Here is Carmen Pope’s cell for you to contact the day of the event. We don’t check emails or other forms of communication promptly for last-minute cancellations. (770) 876-7927‬. Text when you arrive & we will get you at the gate.

Our address is:

1701 Launius Rd.

Good Hope, Ga 30641

 

Parking: please parallel park in grass on the shoulder of the street - see pictures

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