Animal and Exhibit Care Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


Fireboat House off Grand StreetEast River ParkNew York, NY 10009


Lower East Side Ecology Center is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to

environmental education through local community based programming. Each year

thousands of NYC students visit our Environmental Learning Center to connect with

the urban environment and learn about the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary. We maintain

several aquariums, terrariums, and other exhibits as teaching tools that require care

and maintenance. Volunteers will be doing water changes, feeding animals, testing

water quality, and other maintenance activities. Interested volunteers may also

have the opportunity to participate in exhibit design.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Aquarium Maintenance

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours a week
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs, No fear of animals, including snakes, turtles, fish, insects etc.
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