The New England Aquarium: Rescue and Rehabilitation Volunteer

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New England Aquarium

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Join us as a Rescue & Rehabilitation Volunteer
Our Rescue & Rehab volunteer helps rehabilitate a sea turtle!

HIGHEST NEED: Weekday Availability. Volunteers are required to be able to commit to a fixed schedule of the same, consistent day each week for no less than six months.

The Rescue and Rehabilitation Program takes responsibility for the collection and care of sick and debilitated sea turtles and seals found along the New England coast. The vast majority of the fall/winter animals are sea turtles. These animals are brought to the New England Aquarium where they are given special care and treatment. Associates provide support for paid staff in all aspects of the program.

Responsibilities: Prepare formula and fish. Tube animals, feed other animals under care in facility. Significant cleaning required. Monitor behavior and health of animals, maintain records. Clean work area and equipment at the end of the day. Follow standard quarantine procedures.

To Apply: Visit serve.neaq.org and create a volunteer account. Once registered you can search and apply for available opportunities.

This position is not located in Boston and is at our Animal Care Center located along the Fore River in Quincy. Transportation to this facility is easiest by car but one can also reach the facility by public transportation. Public transportation requires taking the Redline to Quincy Center, transferring to bus, and walking about 5 minutes.

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About New England Aquarium

Location:

Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource. The Aquarium is redefining what it means to be an aquarium: combining education, entertainment and action to address the most challenging problems facing the ocean. Through a wide variety of educational programs and conservation initiatives, we make a lasting impact globally. We fulfill our through our educational exhibits, research programs, and conservation projects around the world. Volunteers and interns play an integral role at the New England Aquarium, working side by side with our staff, gaining a unique set of skills, resources and contacts.

Description

The mission of the New England Aquarium is to increase understanding of aquatic life and environments, to enable people to act to conserve the world of water, and to provide leadership for the preservation and sustainable use of aquatic resources.

This mission is fulfilled through exhibits, and through education, conservation and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance and beauty of aquatic life and habitats, and highlight critical aquatic conservation issues. Programs emphasize species, habitats, and issues critical to New England.

The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Quincy Animal Care Center - New England AquariumQuincy, MA 02169

SKILLS

  • Veterinary

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 full,day each week (8am-5pm) for 6 months

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