Assistant Wrangler Volunteer - Weir River Farm


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Cause Areas

When

Fri Feb 03, 2017 - Fri Dec 29, 2017

Where

Weir River Farm140 Turkey Hill LaneHingham, MA 02043

About

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 Friday 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
Friday mornings and afternoons, 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/

Skills

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

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Friday mornings and/or afternoons for feedings
  • experience with livestock

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