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 for 3 months.
Location: Graze in Peace farm, Durham, Maine
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 the Resident Animal Caregiver.
Time Commitment: One two-hour morning shift per week to be completed anytime between 7:00am and 11:30am, for a minimum of three months. Can be weekdays or weekends.
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 occasionally 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: Closed-toe shoes or boots (no sandals), gloves, masks (when in close proximity to other staff, visitors or volunteers)
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.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Graze in Peace
591 Pinkham Brook Rd, Durham, ME 04222, US
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.
591 Pinkham Brook RdDurham, ME04222
July 30, 2020
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
1 two-hour shift per week for a minimum of 3 months