Get involved in your community or at Heifer Ranch

At Heifer, we believe everyone deserves an opportunity to achieve dignity and self-reliance. We work to provide sustainable gifts of livestock, agricultural training and other resources to those in need around the world. But we can’t do it alone. We work with others who share our vision of a world free of hunger and poverty.

That’s where you come in. We work with volunteers each year who make our work possible.

Heifer Ranch | Perryville, Arkansas

Heifer Ranch offers those wanting to gain experience in sustainable agriculture the opportunity to live and learn on our site. Volunteers at the Ranch work and live on our campus for three to eleven months working in our organic garden, raising pastured livestock and in our farm-to-table kitchen.


  • Assist with animal husbandry and welfare of pasture-raised livestock
  • Grow and harvest produce in our three-acre certified organic garden
  • Be part of a diverse community of people committed to regenerative agriculture

Volunteers must be 18 or older and must pass a background check. For more information, email ian.peters@heifer.org or visit our Facebook page. Volunteers serve 40 hours per week in exchange for on-site housing, a small living stipend and hands-on experience.

Apply at Heifer Ranch


In Your Community

There are plenty of ways you can support Heifer's mission right where you are! We do not offer international volunteer opportunities.

  • Educate your community – Speak on Heifer's behalf in-person or virtually for living gift markets, state fairs, expos or other events to motivate others to make a difference.
  • Write thank you cards or help with mailings – Express appreciation for our donors who make our projects possible.
  • Involve your children – Children and youth are changing the lives of families all over the world using Heifer programs to inspire their peers and neighbors. We have programs for schools and faith groups.
  • Fundraise for Heifer – Create a fundraiser for your birthday, wedding, a race or any event.
  • Spread the word – If you're on social media, you can lend your digital voice to the cause. Share your passion and our posts with your friends and family on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Other special projects

Volunteers must be 16 and older. Volunteers under age 18 must be chaperoned by an adult at in-person events.

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