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JP Farm Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by compassionate donors like you. Contributions to JP Farm Animal Sanctuary are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. JP Farm Animal Sanctuary’s tax identification number is EIN 83-1674833.

Allie, our rescued Holsteen

“It is from kind people’s support that we can create change for farmed animals.”

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We Are Hiring:

Farm Hand / Caregiver — JP Farm Animal Sanctuary

Job description

We are looking for a dependable person who will tend to our rescued farm animals: cows; pigs; chickens; and turkeys in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Please apply only if you have the following:

  • Must have large & small farm animal experience.
  • Must have a reliable 4 wheel or all wheel drive vehicle.
  • Must live within thirty minutes of the sanctuary.
  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.


  • Feeding, watering and caring for the animals.
  • Mucking stalls, raking and cleaning in and around barns.
  • Able to perform strenuous physical labor and lifting.
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and maintain animal care schedules.
  • Able to communicate effectively regarding animal welfare in daily reports.
  • Additional duties may include odd jobs around the sanctuary.


  • Reliable, dependable and timely.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Commitment to JP Farm’s animal care policy.
  • Self motivated, self starter, self initiative, team player.
  • Must have excellent animal behavior observation skills.


  • Part time. 16-20 hours
  • Starting wage at $16.50 an hour.
  • We are looking to fill the following shifts:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 4-8 PM
  • Work schedules can vary with possible weekends and holidays required.

Or email your resume and 3 referrals to: info@jpfarm.org

Become a part of the family!

Allie, our beautiful rescued Holsteen dairy cow that was soon to go to slaughter before finding her forever home at JP.

"Evan—our deerlike Jersey cross—once so sick that his very survival seemed miraculous"

Dolphin: "Together with my friends I enjoy life on the farm and love eating lots of corn and grain."

Ronnie: "Ready to gobble for you all day..."

“My time working at JP Sanctuary was honestly one of the best times of my life.”

Jenny Chambers

JP Caregiver 2019 - 2021

What JP means to them

A place where farmed animals will no longer have to fear for their lives or be exploited by our food system.

Working at JP

“… hands-on work with a true purpose.”

Whatever your beliefs may be, taking care of these animals will undoubtedly ground you in what matters: compassion. Behind JP’s goal to inspire compassionate living is a group of dedicated caregivers and employees that work hard towards the change they want to see in the world.

“I found it remarkably rewarding to share the responsibility for the well-being of animals given a second chance at life. ”

Christina Janulis


What it's like to work at JP

“Every visit can
never come soon enough!”

“My time working at JP Sanctuary was honestly one of the best times of my life.”

Jenny Chambers

JP Caregiver 2019 - 2021

My time working at JP Sanctuary was honestly one of the best times of my life. Getting to take care of the animals and knowing they trusted me was an honor and a privilege. Connecting so closely with rescued animals is an experience I am sure will never be matched and every visit I make to JP can never come soon enough.

— Jenny Chambers, Caregiver

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