Animal Care & Education Volunteer

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VOLUNTEERS FOR WILDLIFE INC

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Volunteers for Wildlife provides a permanent home to 25 animals with disabilities that prevent their release to the wild. Animal Care & Education volunteers help us to provide the highest level of care to these animals. In addition to animal care, volunteers help us educate the public about Long Island's wildlife, the many challenges they face, and what actions can be taken to help these animals.

Volunteers will care for resident education animals including:

Turtles, snakes, ducks, doves, crows, squirrels, opossums, and raptors (hawks, owls, falcons). Animal care is hard work! Responsibilities include cage cleaning, general hospital upkeep (sweeping, mopping and laundry) and cleaning, diet preparation, feeding, cage maintenance, and enrichment.

Volunteers have the opportunity to assist our Educators on our exciting educational programs. Volunteers help with organizing groups, transport, setting up/break down and occasional animal handling.

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About VOLUNTEERS FOR WILDLIFE INC

Location:

194 BAYVILLE ROAD UNIT A, LOCUST VALLEY, NY 11560, US

Mission Statement

Dedicated to preserving Long Island's wildlife & natural habitats through education and rehabilitation.

Description

Volunteers for Wildlife Inc. is a non-profit Wildlife Hospital & Education Center founded in 1982. We are dedicated to the rescue & rehabilitation of Long Island's injured and orphaned wildlife. We educate the public about preservation of wildlife & natural habitats through our education outreach programs for children & adults.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

194 Bayville RoadUnit ALocust ValleyLocust Valley, NY 11560

(40.88831,-73.58571)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Environmental Science
  • Housekeeping

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • One 4-hour shift either 8am-12pm or 12pm-4pm on the same day each week. Minimum commitment of 6 months.
  • Dependable & punctual attendance, ability to work on your feet & perform physical work indoors & outdoors in all weather conditions, desire to learn about wildlife, comfort speaking with the public, desire to attend & assist with education programs

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