Appalachian Station and Small Mammal Volunteers Needed


(35.57608,-82.49626)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

75 Gashes Creek RoadAsheville, NC 28805


About

Small Mammal and Appalachian Station Volunteers

Appalachian Station Volunteer needed on Saturdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Small Mammal Volunteer needed on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Interested in gaining experience or learning more about working in an AZA accredited zoo? Do you love wildlife? Would you like to learn more about the Southern Appalachian environment? This volunteer position could be a perfect fit for you!

Volunteer duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Day to day cleaning of all microhabitats
  • Weekly/Monthly full cleans of microhabitats
  • Recording and logging of meals and cleans
  • Water testing on aquatic habitats
  • Public presentations and handling of reptiles and amphibians
  • Cleaning and maintaining of behind-the-scenes areas
  • Daily enrichment for herp collection
  • Assist keeper in feeding of herp collection
  • Daily cleaning of otter habitat
  • Daily cleaning of otter backup areas
  • Daily cleaning of weasel habitat
  • Daily cleaning of fox and raccoon backup areas
  • Daily enrichment of all small mammals
  • Assist keeper in feeding of all small mammals
  • Public presentations on small mammals
  • Ability to follow direction(s) precisely
  • Ability to listen and adhere to any and all instructions
  • Record keeping as needed
  • Cleaning and maintaining of behind-the-scenes areas
  • Assist other animal keepers, staff, interns and volunteers as needed

Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week, 3 month minimum
  • Interest in Wildlife
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