At our office in Concord, MA!
This position is for 1 – 2 hours per week on either Wednesday or Thursday after school.
We ask for a minimum of a 3 month commitment from volunteers in this position.
WHOSE HELP IS REQUIREDNone
HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Our program animals join us in delivering our therapeutic nature-based programing to people with limited access to nature. Participants love to spend time and interact with our program animals so they need to be used to people, and our animals need to be taken care of themselves! You can help us do that by feeding/watering, cleaning enclosures, and playing with them.
The Nature Connection is looking for volunteers to assist in the care and socialization of our program animals that are housed in our office (in Concord, MA).
This is also a great opportunity to do with a friend (groups of 2).
The ideal volunteer will have experience being around all different kinds of animals and enjoy working with them (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects). Training on animal care, welfare, and handling is provided and must be satisfactorily completed before caring for animals. The Animal Care Volunteer will be supervised by, and report directly to the Program Director. This is an in-person volunteer opportunity.
- Age 16+
- Experience and willingness to work with all kinds of animals (including small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, etc.)
- 1-2 hours per week for 3 months
- Transportation to/from The Nature Connection's Office
- Parental Consent form (for any volunteer between the ages of 16 – 18)
If you're interested in this exciting opportunity, please send an email with the subject line Animal Care Volunteer to Volunteer Coordinator, Pam McKenna at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your interest and qualifications. (Why are you interested in volunteering with The Nature Connection? Why would you be a good fit for this position?)
This position includes cleaning of animal enclosures (this includes animal feces), providing food and water, and socialization through playing, training, and handling of animals. Our current office inhabitants include: chinchillas, a corn snake, pond & garden snails (occasionally with tadpoles), and a vermiculture worm bin.