Ways to Help

Ways to Help

It's a great day to make a difference! Here at Xanadu, we provide a safe haven for abused, neglected, undernourished or injured farm animals and local wildlife. For the animals in our care, we cannot change how their journey began or the suffering they endured, but we can teach them to trust again and offer them a safe place and all the time in the world to heal. Your donation, no matter how small, will make a very real difference in the lives of these amazing creatures. From building livestock enclosures to rescuing the next group at the slaughter auctions to rehabilitating an injured raccoon or possum or deer; to supporting the medical treatment for those in our care fighting various injuries and infections due to the wretched conditions they came from; Xanadu is committed to the rescue and support for all God's creatures--saving them all, one at a time. If you would like to be a part of this amazing journey, please donate using the button below. 100% of your donation supports the actual rescue efforts, medical and vet expenses and ongoing care for the Animals of Xanadu. On behalf of them, we thank you for your support!

Xanadu Animal Sanctuary is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. (EIN 83-0682348). Your donation is tax deductible. All donations will be used to further our mission of saving them all-one at a time.

If you would prefer to send your donation by mail, please print and complete this form (PDF) and send it to: Xanadu Animal Sanctuary PO Box 25, Ethridge, TN 38456-0025. Checks and money orders should be payable to Xanadu Animal Sanctuary.
 

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Become A Volunteer

Xanadu Animal Sanctuary operates with a small full-time staff so we rely on dedicated volunteers seeking a rewarding experience to help us care for our rescue animals. Our X-cellent volunteers help with animal care, office administration, weekend visitation tours, outreach, events and special projects.

Volunteering is physically intensive, so expect a bit of a workout. Look out crossfit—we are Barnfit!

Individuals with an interest in volunteering professional skills (e.g. carpentry, fencing, veterinary care, engineering, inventory management, landscaping, mechanics, etc) are encouraged to fill out the Volunteer Interest Form or reach out to us directly-see our Contact Form.
  • Mucking barns and coops, raking and pasture cleaning.
  • Cleaning/Filling water buckets
  • Restocking hay and shavings
  • Various kitchen and laundry tasks
  • Maintenance of Office space and filing.
  • Welcoming & Orienting visitors and answering questions.
  • Direct parking on visitor days.
  • Help plan and execute on and offsite site events.
  • Assist with research projects
  • Assist with various farm maintenance projects related to special professional skills.
For safety and liability purposes, all volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, no exceptions. Volunteers who are under 18 will need parent/guardian approval via the Volunteer Liability waiver form.

Volunteering Tips

Bring clothes & boots that are weatherproof and that you don’t mind getting muddy, and work gloves if you have them. Check the weather forecast for zip code 38456 and dress appropriately. Rugged boots (not sneakers) are a must and don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen and rain gear.

Please note that diseases occur naturally among farm animals. Although the chances of such diseases occurring in a factory farm are greater than they are at a sanctuary with standards as high as ours, it can still happen. And some such diseases can be transmitted from animals to humans. Pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems are at higher risk. Pregnant women should not handle calves, kids (baby goats) or lambs younger than four months old, or mother animals who have given birth in the previous four weeks. Volunteers working directly with animals or in areas where animals live and produce waste should wear gloves. All visitors and volunteers should practice excellent hygiene after performing such work, by thoroughly washing their hands and scrubbing the bottoms of their shoes with antibacterial agents – especially prior to touching their faces or eating. And ideally, it’s a good idea to change clothes before spending time back in your home after a visit to the sanctuary.

Once a volunteer application is approved, each volunteer will be required to complete a Volunteer Liability Waiver which must be completed prior to initiating a first shift. If you are 18 years of age or younger the Volunteer Liability Waiver must be completed by your parent or legal guardian.

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Spread the Word!

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the power of people for operations and publicity alike. We can be found on the social media sites below. Please help spread the word about us!
 

Founding Donors

By giving $100 dollars or more today you’ll become a Founding Donor of Xanadu Sanctuary. A portion of your donation will go towards building the appropriate fences and shelters needed to help future animal residents allowing us to open our doors to more animals in need in the coming 12 months.

As a Founding Donor, You’ll receive a note from Xanadu’s founder and also receive an automatic VIP invitation to our first open house, estimated to be scheduled in the Fall of 2019.

Xanadu Animal Sanctuary is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. (EIN 83-0682348). Your donation is tax deductible. All donations will be used to further our mission of saving them all-one at a time.
By using the donation methods above, you can help spread your love and generosity in a way that's convenient to you.