DUE to COVID-19, our volunteer program is on hold at this time. If you are interested in volunteering in the future, we'd love to have you! Please keep checking back, as we hope to have volunteer opportunities available again when we have them, and it is safer to do so. Thank you for your interest and support!
Join the Volunteer Herd
Volunteers are an integral part of the farm!
How to get started
Individual volunteer opportunities are available for ages 16 and older. No parental supervision is required, however parents must support and sign off on a minor liability waiver.
Have a group that wants to volunteer? (including those under 16) click here.
New volunteers are required to complete 20 hours of volunteering in areas of greatest need on the farm before being considered a permanent volunteer. Hours will include a mandatory volunteer orientation, shadowing tours, and volunteering at events. (Can't commit to 20 hours? Volunteer at events! Click here for more information)
Volunteers must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
No experience necessary.
Insurance is required to be considered for a volunteer position.
The state of Alaska understands the intrinsic benefit of humans and animals interacting; dogsled rides, horseback riding, the keeping of farm animals, and etcetera. In order to encourage these interactions while reducing liability for those who keep livestock and domesticated animals the state of Alaska enacted AS 09.65.145 Please read through this statute before you proceed. Click here.
Adequately dress for the weather and farm environment. Permanent volunteers will receive a volunteer shirt to wear!
Follow all policies and procedures of the Musk Ox Farm.
ONLY permanent volunteers will be considered for to assist with animal husbandry tasks. You MUST be 18+ years old to be considered for assisting with animal husbandry tasks.
Basic Requirements & Expectations
The Musk Ox Farm is a diverse organization with many different needs. Efforts will be made to place volunteers within their areas of interest, however applicants admitted to the program must be willing to assist in areas needed by the Musk Ox Farm.
Interested in volunteering at Events?
We could not run events without amazing volunteers! We are always looking for volunteers for Oxtoberfest, Running with the Bulls, concerts, and more!
Please contact or call (907)745-4151 for more information.
Interested in Group Volunteer Opportunities?
Have a school group, family event, or business that would like to give back to the farm? Contact the farm at for more information.
*Please note group volunteering opportunities will not work closely with animals.
*Opportunities are available for those under 16, with adult supervision.