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Animal Care Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: WEST PLACE ANIMAL SANCTUARY

  • 20 people are interested

Animal care volunteers have the opportunity to work directly with a variety of farm animals that come from abuse or neglect situations as well as helping to rehabilitate wildlife. This rewarding opportunity allows you to spend your morning or afternoon around the animals and really get to know them. Responsibilities include feeding, cleaning, and various other projects to help maintain the animals living space.

We expect a lot from our animal care volunteers. First, we require at least a one-year commitment for any animal care volunteer to be considered for the position. Volunteers have one 4hr shift each week and are required to have at least a 75% attendance rate. Our animals need to be fed every single day and volunteers are responsible for finding coverage for their shift if they need to call out. We also need people with reliable vehicles who are able to get here even if there is a snowstorm or other weather hazards. Volunteers must be able to work holidays. Be aware of that when choosing a day to apply for (if you are on a Thursday shift, you will be working Thanksgiving each year, etc.). For those of you who are able to make the commitment, please fill out an application and email it to us. You can find applications on our website at Volunteer | West Place Animal Sanctuary

For anything else you need to know about our organization, please see our website at www.westplace.org.

Thank you and we hope to hear from you!

2 Shifts

  • 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    This opportunity is available on Mondays, and Sundays
  • 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
    This opportunity is available on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About WEST PLACE ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Location:

3198 MAIN RD, TIVERTON, RI 02878, US

Mission Statement

West Place Animal Sanctuary rescues farm animals from abuse, neglect, and cruelty and provides them with a permanent home and lifelong care. We rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife in Rhode Island and release healthy animals back into their natural habitats. We also operate the lost dog shelter for the towns of Tiverton and Little Compton. Through our humane education programs, West Place educates the public, offers hands-on educational experiences through our immersive student internships, and cultivates a more compassionate community.

Description

Founded in 2007, West Place Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides lifesaving care, love, and a permanent home to farm animals rescued from cases of abuse, neglect, and cruelty. It is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center that assists sick, injured, and orphaned animals, and releases healthy wildlife back into their natural habitats. It also serves as the lost dog shelter for the towns of Tiverton and Little Compton. West Place has a network of 75+ volunteers, who provide essential animal care 365 days a year, and the organization provides unique hands-on humane education experiences to students to cultivate a more compassionate community.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Environment
Animals, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

3198 Main RoadTiverton, RI 02878

(41.5924,-71.19407)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week
  • Need to be reliable, on-time, organized, and trustworthy. This position is year-round, rain or shine.

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