Help Us Create A More Equitable Health System

We've partnered with The Color of Care documentary from Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey -- streaming now on the Smithsonian Channel. Learn more below and find ways to get involved today.
Read More
  • 7 people are interested
 

Duckling Foster Parent

Save to Favorites

ORGANIZATION: The Muscovy Sanctuary of Florida

  • 7 people are interested

***If you are a student wishing to do this job to get service hours, please contact your faculty member in charge of the Bright Futures program to get their approval before applying.***

Our foster parents take in ducklings anytime between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. They care for the ducklings for the first three weeks of their lives. Once the sanctuary is in a central location, these fosters will care for the ducklings for approximately two weeks and will then transfer them to the sanctuary. If you’d like to learn more about our duckling foster parent position and apply, please go to muscovysanctuary.org/duckling-foster-parent/.

11 More opportunities with The Muscovy Sanctuary of Florida

Request failed
{{ opp.title }}
This is a Virtual Opportunity.
{{ opp.location }}
We'll work with your schedule
{{ opp.dateStr }}
{{ opp.timeStr }}
More
Opportunities

About The Muscovy Sanctuary of Florida

Location:

12818 Raysbrook Drive, Riverview, FL 33569, US

Mission Statement

We are a team of volunteers who rescue, transport, foster, and care for orphaned and abandoned Muscovy ducks and ducklings. Once we have the ducks checked for injury and illness, we move them on to their Forever Families who must fit our criteria for adoption.

Description

The Situation

You found three cute, little Muscovy ducklings wandering around on the sidewalk peeping their little heads off. They lost their mom, and you can’t find her anywhere.

Obviously, you can’t leave them out there all alone, so you scoop them up and put them in a box with a towel in the bottom and keep them warm. Now, what do you do? You can’t keep them; you aren’t equipped to raise three ducks. You find out about a veterinarian in the area who will take the ducklings. Problem solved.

Unfortunately, taking them to a vet would result in their euthanasia; rehabbers don't deal with them because they aren't indigenous, and leaving them would cause them to likely die.

Enter the Muscovy Sanctuary of Florida, a place where Muscovy ducklings can safely grow and thrive without the fear of being killed. We are a non-profit organization created to take in those Muscovy ducklings that veterinarians and wildlife rehabbers don’t want.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Tampa, FL 33607

(27.97175,-82.49152)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 1 Day - 3 Weeks, depending on the time it takes to get ducklings adopted.
  • If under 18 years of age must have parent's permission.

Report this opportunity