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.
* 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
* 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
Friday mornings and afternoons, minimum commitment of 3 months preferred.
Weir River Farm, 140 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA 02043
For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501, email@example.com
To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/
- Animal Care / Handling
- Critical Thinking
- Environmental Education
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Friday mornings and/or afternoons for feedings
- experience with livestock
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