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ORGANIZATION: Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

  • 118 people are interested
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Join our team of amazing volunteers!

Are you passionate about the care and well-being of animals? Come volunteer as our Sanctuary Gatekeeper!

What can you expect as the Gatekeeper? Greeting visitors and taking admission money at the entrance, checking phone messages and answering the phone during the shift, providing information about the Sanctuary to visitors, and making packets of provided food for visitors to purchase. Also responsible for set up and take down of your station at the beginning/end of your shift.

*PLEASE NOTE: Non-animal caregiving positions like this one do not need to fill out the three questions about tetanus, hep B, or TB test shots to apply on application*

2 Shifts

  • 09:45 AM to 01:00 PM
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

Location:

4600 Alt. 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683, US

Mission Statement

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary is a federally recognized non-profit 501c3 charitable organization dedicated not only to the care of various species of great apes and monkeys but, many exotic animals as well. This is their forever home and our guiding principles include, but are not limited to: Providing exemplary animal care including enrichment; educating the public about exotic animals, particularly non-human primates; and promoting conservation awareness.

Description

Prior to the sanctuary receiving its 501c3 status and incorporating in 2003, the animals housed on this property were here due to varying reasons, but they all needed a safe place to live.

Robert and Mae Noell purchased the sanctuary property in 1954. Over the course of the next 30 years, the couple received an influx of aged, ill, or otherwise unwanted primates and tirelessly cared for them.

With help from our community members- through financial donations and volunteering- the Sanctuary is able to maintain a special place for primates, educate the public about zoological and environmental issues, providing community service and educational internships.

There is always a need for volunteers at The Sanctuary. Animal caregiving, grounds maintenance, food prep, primate enclosure upgrades, fundraising, and grant writing, we would love your help!

All caregivers working with primates and exotic birds must be 18 years of age or older and commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week. Any opportunity for more hours is greatly encouraged and appreciated. All training will be provided by seasoned staff (Coordinators, Team Leaders).

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Education & Literacy
Animals, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

4600 Alt 19 N Palm Harbor Blvd.Palm Harbor, FL 34683

(28.07492,-82.7672)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Transactions
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are 4-hour time blocks.
  • The ability to follow safety protocols, work in a team environment, and have reliable transportation is required. Gatekeepers must be 18 years or older.

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