Volunteering is a great way to give back to your local community — and it doesn’t have to mean donning a hairnet and working in a soup kitchen. A farm in Virginia, US, is inviting volunteers to help look after their newborn baby goats.
Caromont Farm in Esmont, VA, is a dairy farm famous for producing delicious cheese from happy, healthy animals.
They pride themselves on taking great care of their free range French Alpine and La Mancha goats (and some grass-fed cows).
With 90 baby goats expected to be born between February and March, Caromont Farm are asking for volunteers to help out with feeding and, most importantly, cuddling the new arrivals.
The volunteers will bottle-feed the kids four times a day and help keep them warm by providing hay, heaters and even tiny goat-sized sweaters.
Caromont also wants to teach the community about where their food comes from and show what a happy farm with cared-for animals is like.
After an overwhelming 200 people signed up, Caromont is also hosting a “Goatapalooza” for people to visit the farm, snuggle goats, eat cheese and generally be merry on April 3rd.
There are four-hour volunteering slots between 9am and 5pm available.
It’s a tough job, but someone’s goat to do it.
You can find out more at the Caromont Facebook page.