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Animal Care Assistant

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Graze in Peace

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Job Title: Volunteer Animal Care Assistant

Purpose: The Volunteer Animal Care Assistant supports the rescued animals at Graze in Peace by helping our farm animal care staff complete routine daily tasks in a timely manner. Animal Care Assistants commit to working one 2-hour shift one morning every week starting at 9am.

Location: Graze in Peace farm, Durham, Maine

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain clean coops, sheds, food and water buckets.
  • Replenish feed bins and supplies.
  • Assist with animal enrichment activities (i.e., small building projects, brush and socialize animals, create or gather healthy treats for the birds & pigs, plant some animal-friendly veggies, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned by Staff Animal Caregivers.

Time Commitment: One two-hour morning shift per week

Qualifications: Dependability, love of farm animals, love of the outdoors (in all weather), and ability to work independently after receiving detailed instructions. Must also be physically capable of using a pitchfork, shovel and wheelbarrow and lifting 50 pounds unassisted.

Support: Training will be provided. Animal care assistants work alongside animal care staff.

Age Requirement: 18yrs or older (or 16+ with permission of a guardian or parent)

Dress: Weather-appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes or boots (no sandals), work gloves, masks

Safety: Due to Covid-19, we have strict safety protocols in place that all staff and volunteers must adhere to. Failure to comply with any of the protocols -- including mask-wearing will be grounds for immediate dismissal.

1 Shift

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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About Graze in Peace


591 Pinkham Brook Rd, Durham, ME 04222, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire a compassionate, healthy and earth-friendly way for all beings to live together and to share our rescue farm with vulnerable people in our community so that they can experience a healing connection to others, to nature and to themselves.


Graze in Peace is a farm animal rescue and learning center located on 20 acres just north of Portland, Maine. Our current rescued residents include chickens, turkeys, pigs, goats, sheep and llamas. Along with farm animal rescue, we offer humane education, community outreach, and therapeutic Care Farm activities where displaced, disadvantaged or disabled people can come use the therapeutic setting of our rescue farm as a place for healing and learning.

If you love animals and are interested in helping us offer a healing place for animals and people, send us a message today! We'd love to hear from you.



We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


591 Pinkham Brook RdDurham, ME 04222



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Farming




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 regular two-hour shift per week (minimum)

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