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Duckling Foster Parent

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ORGANIZATION: The Muscovy Sanctuary of Florida

  • 12 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/.

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About The Muscovy Sanctuary of Florida


12818 Raysbrook Drive, Riverview, FL 33569, US

Mission Statement

We are a team of volunteers who rescue, transport, foster, and care for injured and abandoned Muscovy ducks and ducklings. Once we have the ducks checked for injury and illness, we move them on to the sanctuary, where they live out the rest of their lives.


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.


Animals, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Tampa, FL 33607



  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling




  • 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.

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