Assistant Wrangler Volunteer - Weir River Farm

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The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

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Opportunity Overview
This position will assist the farm staff in the care of our livestock with a concentration on feeding of cattle, goats, sheep, chickens, horses and pigs. Other tasks may include moving temporary fencing, moving and filling water troughs, tracking forage availability and general barnyard maintenance. The ideal candidate will have experience with livestock and can commit to a weekly schedule. Minimum age: 18.


Responsibilities
* Moving temporary fencing with the help of farm staff
* Moving water troughs and refilling with water
* Following a rotational grazing plan decided on by the staff
* Feeding of livestock
* General barnyard maintenance
* Logging volunteer hours


Qualifications
* Ability to provide own transportation to the farm
* Ability to lift 50 lbs. and walk relatively long distances (2-3 miles maximum) in varying New England weather conditions
* Experience working with animals
* Willingness to work with others as well as independently
* Minimum age: 18


Time commitment
Flexible schedule to be arranged with Livestock Manager, minimum commitment of 3 months preferred.


Location
Weir River Farm, 140 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA 02043


For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501, esmall@thetrustees.org

To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/

More about The Trustees

Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.

The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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About The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

Location:

396 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067, US

Mission Statement

The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.

Description

Who We Are

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

What We Do

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - nearly 25,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

What We Are Up Against

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy - in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world - and mobilize a whole new generation to care.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Weir River Farm140 Turkey Hill LaneHingham, MA 02043

(42.23661,-70.86027)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible schedule
  • experience with livestock

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