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Gardener Needed at Animal Sanctuary

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FARMHOUSE ANIMAL & NATURE SANCTUARY INC

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VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT: Gardener

WORKS WITH: Mostly independent position

LOCATION: Onsite - Myakka sanctuary

TIME COMMITMENT: 2-4 hours weekly

PRE-PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS and TRAINING:

  • None

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

  • Prior experience with growing fruits, vegetables, and plants either professionally or personally

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Tend to plants in the garden by watering, pruning, and harvesting vegetables or fruit when ready
  • Notify sanctuary if any pests are found
  • Pull weeds from plant beds and surrounding areas
  • Assist in mulching projects
  • Replace/Remove dead plants from habitats
  • Assist in facility beautification projects when applicable

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Other volunteers
  • Sanctuary owner

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be capable of working outside in Florida weather (rain or shine)
  • Must be comfortable working near large animals such as horses, ponies and goats
  • Should be capable of bending and stooping repetitively
  • Should be capable of lifting 20-30 pound items with some assistance

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About FARMHOUSE ANIMAL & NATURE SANCTUARY INC

Location:

2807 S DUETTE RD, MYAKKA CITY, FL 34251, US

Mission Statement

Our mission at Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) non profit, is to care for, love and support the exotic and farm animals that live at the sanctuary, to the best of our ability, for the remainder of their lives and to educate the public on animal care and nature.

Description

Farmhouse sanctuary offers continued care of the animals that currently reside at the property. These animals will live out the remainder of their lives here with us. Our main goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals in our care as well as to show them love. We will be working towards programs geared to help at risk students and under privileged youth and young adults. The focus will be to teach them a way of life caring for animals and nature with the intent of peaking their interest in pursuing a career in animal care/vet services and/or horticultural and landscape services. This program will benefit both the person and the animals with one on one attention and care. In addition we will offer educational tours and classes to help raise public awareness and understanding of what it takes to care for the specific animals at the sanctuary.

Animals
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2807 S DUETTE RD,Myakka CityMyakka City, FL 34251

(27.46896,-82.07797)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Farming
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours weekly

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