The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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.
Responsibilities: The Marine Mammal Department maintains two outdoor pinniped exhibits featuring Atlantic harbor seals and Northern fur seals. Volunteers support staff with food preparation and cleaning duties. There are several opportunities throughout the day to observe training sessions. Responsibilities include preparing daily animal diets; scrubbing, disinfecting, and hosing exhibit rockwork; cleaning exhibit windows; vacuuming exhibits and making toys for the animals. To maintain consistence for the animals, there is no hands on contact with the animals in this position.
To Apply: Visit serve.neaq.org and create a volunteer account. Once registered you can search and apply for available opportunities.