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Sanctuary Animal Care Volunteer

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One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary & ROOTS Institute

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 40 people are interested
Volunteer Heidi and Rasa Horse

Our organization is supported mainly by adult voluteers who come out at least once a week for a 3-4 hour shift to help care of the sanctuary animals.

Typical animal care duties include cleaning stalls, enclosures, cages, chicken coops, feeding, repairing equipment, grounds maintenance, fence maintenance, etc.

There are also opportunities for grooming and hands on care of the animals after a period of getting to the routines and animals.

If you love animals and would love the opportunity to enjoy the serenity of the sanctuary and the joy of getting to know and care for the residents, we may be a great fit.

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About One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary & ROOTS Institute

Location:

12620 Willamette Meridian Road Northwest, SILVERDALE, WA 98383, US

Mission Statement

We exist to promote the health, well-being and welfare of humans, animals, and nature through mutually beneficial relationships. One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary envisions a community that inspires healing, kindness, and advocacy through empathic relationships with all life on earth. One Heart Wild is committed to recognizing the rights of all individuals to mutual respect; acceptance of others without biases based on differences or status of any kind, including but not limited to, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or species.

Description

The importance of the human-nonhuman animal connection is becoming widely understood. What began as casual observations--how aquariums can reduce blood pressure or how petting a dog can reduce anxiety in nursing homes--has grown into exciting scientific disciplines. Within mutually beneficial experiences, Animal Assisted Self Development & Psychotherapy has the capacity to improve social-emotional skills, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and nonverbal communication.

Healing and growth is a two-way street at One Heart Wild. Here, animals, many with physical and emotional wounds created by traumatic experiences with humans, are carefully selected to meet our requirements--especially those governed by capacity limitations, quality of care standards & environmental impact. With time, understanding, and a stable social environment, the animals to which we provide sanctuary not only recover, but grow an increasing capacity to help heal our human community.

ROOTS Institute represents a scientific, and ethically sound paradigm shift in animal assisted self development/ psychotherapy training. ROOTS facilitators enable mutually beneficial social-emotional growth using tested principles of psychology, ethology, and neuroscience while meeting or exceeding the Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling Competencies developed by the American Counseling Association & Animal Assisted Therapy in Mental Health Interest Network.

Animals
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

12620 Willamette MeridianSilverdale, WA 98383

(47.67895,-122.73249)
 

SKILLS

  • Landscaping
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours per week

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