Animal Care Volunteer Position: Tuesdays through Sundays
Position Description: – Must be 18 years of age or older
Are you passionate about animals and committed to their well-being? We are seeking dedicated individuals to join our team as Animal Care Volunteers at Cat Tales Wildlife Center. In this role, you will work alongside our animal care staff, interns, and students, playing a crucial role in maintaining the health and safety of our magnificent carnivores. As an Animal Care Volunteer, you will be working in closer proximity to the animals, requiring strict adherence to safety precautions and following direction from our knowledgeable team.
- Work Schedule: The volunteer position requires a minimum commitment of two days per week, between Tuesdays and Sundays.
- Shift Timing: You will be expected to start at 7:30 am and conclude at 1:30 pm. Full-day shifts are also available and preferred.
- Animal Care Duties: Your primary responsibilities will include cleaning and maintaining animal housing exhibit spaces and nearby grounds, preparing nutritious meals for the animals, and diligently recording all relevant information on a daily basis.
- Safety Measures: Given the proximity to carnivores, it is essential to maintain constant focus, strictly adhere to safety guidelines, and meticulously follow instructions from the staff. Any violation of safety protocols may result in immediate termination to ensure the well-being of both humans and animals.
- Physical Endurance: This role involves physically demanding tasks, such as lifting heavy objects up to 50 pounds, prolonged periods of standing or being on your feet, and working outdoors in various weather conditions throughout the seasons.
- Passion for Animal Welfare: A genuine love and concern for the well-being of animals is essential to thrive in this volunteer position.
- Team Player: You will be working in a collaborative environment, so the ability to work harmoniously with our animal care staff, interns, and other volunteers is crucial.
- Rewarding Experience: As an Animal Care Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of our precious animals.
- Learning and Growth: Gain valuable experience working with professionals in the field of animal care and learn about carnivore species and their unique requirements.
- Fulfillment: Your dedication will contribute to the conservation and protection of these remarkable creatures.
Please be aware that this position entails closer proximity to carnivores, and strict adherence to safety protocols is paramount. Your commitment to safety ensures the well-being of both animals and humans in our facility. If you are enthusiastic about dedicating your time and efforts to the care of these incredible creatures, we invite you to apply for this fulfilling volunteer opportunity.
Please complete the Volunteer Application in order for us to schedule your intake interview.
Thank you for your interest in supporting our mission at Cat Tales Wildlife Center. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these majestic animals.