Heart Working Volunteer Day


Sunday, February 18, 2024

It’s that time again! We need your hearts and your hands for our annual HeartWorking Volunteer Day at Rowdy Girl. Join us for a day of volunteer work, socializing with fellow animal advocates and awesome raffle items!

Volunteer work will include everything from mending fences and building to cleaning and gardening. Check back often for the growing list of volunteer projects.

It’s always a blessing to share this annual volunteer day with you. Our sanctuary land used to be a working pig farm in the 1930’s. Your participation and contribution on Heart Working Volunteer Day is a blessing and we will consecrate your efforts with a prayer and ritual before we begin. Your hearts and hands are changing the land and the lives of all that call Rowdy Girl home.

We can’t wait to see all of the RGS family out here together.

Check this page often for more details as they unfold!


All volunteers will receive Y’Alls Jerky, Treeline Vegan Cheeses, Celeste’s Best desserts and other delicious vegan food.

All Y’alls Foods will be sponsoring lunch that will be brought and served by Happea Vegans.

Vegan cheese assortment provided by Treeline Cheesemakers.

Desserts provided by Celeste’s Best.

Raffle items and samples provided by V-Dog.


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Mandatory Orientation and Q&A
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM:  Volunteer Work
1:45 PM –  2:45 PM: Lunch and Raffle
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Volunteer Work
4:30PM  – 5:00 PM: Final Raffle and Meet Animals

What to Wear and Bring

  • Rubber boots
  • Gloves
  • Light or warm jacket (check the weather)
  • Long pants
  • Mosquito repellent & sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Personal hand tools
    • Snacks (vegan only)


Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older and MUST ATTEND the orientation where the safety rules and procedures will be explained. If you are unable to make the orientation, you will not be allowed to volunteer.

All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Form below.



Rowdy Girl Sanctuary is located in Waelder, TX, approximately 45 minutes from the Austin airport and 2 and 1/2 hours from Houston.

634 FM 1296
Waelder, TX 78959 

Click here for a map.


979-314-9925 or email gay@rowdygirlsanctuary.org

Remember to fill out the form below to get you scheduled in!

Registration Form

Your Information

Volunteer Information


By signing below, I hereby accept a position as Volunteer for ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY, upon the following terms, conditions and understandings:


1. My services to ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY are provided strictly in a voluntary capacity as a Volunteer, and without any express or implied promise of salary, compensation or other payment of any kind whatsoever.

2. My services are furnished without any employment-type benefits, including employment insurance programs, unemployment, compensation and/or workers compensation accrual in any form, nor vacations or sick time.

3. I will familiarize myself and comply with ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY policies and procedures applicable to Volunteers. In particular, I understand that ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of the animals under its care. I will adhere strictly to these standards in my capacity as a Volunteer.

4. I understand that I am a representative of ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY, and I will present myself in a professional manner including good hygiene and proper clothing attire.

5. I will not make decisions on behalf of the organization or the animals in the organization or provide opportunities that are not approved by ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY.


1. I understand that the handling of animals and other Volunteer activities on behalf of ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY may place me in a hazardous situation and could result in injury to me or my personal property, including death. On behalf of myself, and my heirs, personal representatives and assigns, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY and its directors, officers, volunteers, members, and agents from any and all claims, causes of actions, and demands of any nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in connection with my Volunteer activities on behalf of ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY.

2. I understand ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY does not maintain an insurance policy covering any circumstances arising from my participation in any volunteer activities.

3. I understand that public relations is an important part of a Volunteer’s activities on behalf of ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY. I hereby authorize ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY to use any photographs and/or videos of me in its possession for public relations purposes. I ask that ROWDY GIRL SANCTUARY use reasonable efforts to give me advance notice of any such use, but such notification is not a condition to release photographs and/or videos for public relations purposes.

4. In signing this release, I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing waiver of liability and hold harmless agreement (two pages), understand it and sign it voluntarily. I am at least 18 years of age and fully competent.

Signature is required.
NOTE: If you are under the age of 18, we must have your parent or legal guardian’s signature below.


I understand that if a form is not submitted in my name, I may be denied access to volunteer.

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