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ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

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Animal Care

For ages 16 years and older Please note: ECHO requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for all volunteers, interns, and staff

To complete an application, visit http://bttr.im/7vetp

Learn and assist in a professional animal facility as is provided in Association of Zoo and Aquarium accredited institutions throughout the US, for native fish and reptiles, as well as native and exotic amphibians. After initial hands-on training, volunteers will be expected to accomplish daily husbandry tasks independently.

Time Commitment:

  • A full semester or summer commitment (usually 3-4 months).
  • Minimum of one 4 hour shift per week.
Shifts Times:
  • Shifts available 7 days a week!
  • Morning Shifts: 7 - 11am
  • Afternoon Shifts: 12 - 4pm

What do I need to be successful in this position?

Applicants should be able to work independently, be active, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, reliable, and willing to get wet and/or dirty! Occasional heavy lifting (up to 60 pounds) may be required.

What benefits will I receive as an ECHO volunteer?

  • 20% discount at ECHO’s Gift Shop
  • Free admission to ECHO for the volunteer
  • Free coffee & tea in volunteer lounge
  • Annual appreciation events
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Volunteer social gatherings
  • ECHO day passes, distributed quarterly
  • ECHO branded gear & gifts
  • ECHO memberships
  • Letters of recommendation/reference

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About ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Location:

1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401, US

Mission Statement

ECHO inspires and engages families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain.

Description

ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, science and nature center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. Founded in 2003, ECHO houses more than 70 species of live animal ambassadors in Vermont’s first LEED certified building. This innovative science center and aquarium displays life in the Champlain Basin and inspires visitors to positively impact the world around them. ECHO is the public face of the Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, a 2.7 acre environmental campus on the Burlington Waterfront.

Animals
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 College StreetBurlington, VT 05401

(44.47642,-73.22101)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Aquarium Maintenance

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of one 4hr shift per week for 3-4 months

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