Petting Area Volunteer Needed at the WNC Nature Center!


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


75 Gashes Creek RoadAsheville, NC 28805


Are you great at interacting with the public? Do you love animals and the barn atmosphere? Then consider vounteering at the WNC Nature Center Petting Area!

There are available Petting Area shifts on Mondays and Fridays, from 1:45pm-4:15pm.

Duties include:

  • educating the public about goat, sheep, and donkey species as well as other interesting facts
  • Keeping the petting area clean by sweeping up stool throughout the day.
  • Ensuring guests adhere to safety guidelines including using hand sanitizer and not climbing into enclosures with animals.
  • Standing for 2.5 hours at a time, bending, and lifting.


  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One shift a week for at least 3 months
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