We are looking for volunteers to assist during our busiest time of the year! Seasonal Short Shift volunteers have shorter schedules that last 3 to 4 hours. If selected you would be assigned to the same day of the week at the same scheduled time for the duration of our busy season (approximately 12 weeks).
These positions provide support to the animal care team but you will not work directly with the animals. At the conclusion of the 12 weeks some seasonal volunteers are selected to volunteer with animal care in other capacities.
The following describes some of the duties a Seasonal Short Shift volunteer will assist in:
Cleaning Kennels, Laundry
Cleaning kennels, washing blankets and towels used in pens. Must be able to work independently, use protective gear, carry or lift kennels short distances, stoop, squat and use upper body to scrub with brushes, and carefully handle items that are contaminated with animal body fluids and feces.
Dishwashing, cleaning, and disinfecting feeding tubes and other dishes. Must be able to stand for an extended period of time as well as bend and lift items of various weights.
Must be able to stoop, squat, and use upper body to scrub with brushes, use disinfectants, such as bleach or other sanitizers.
Food Preparation (Thaw fish)
Thawing and sorting raw fish and weighing out batches for daily feeds, and/or preparing fish gruel. Must be able to stand for an extended period, lift and carry containers of fish weighing up to 40 lbs each. Handling of raw fish required. Handling of vitamins, oils, and other ingredients necessary in the preparation of the gruel.
Below are the days/times we need filled for the 12 week auxiliary volunteers.
If you are interested and able to commit consistently for 12 weeks or more, please reply to email@example.com.
- Disaster Cleanup
- Environmental Education
- Aquarium Maintenance
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks