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Field Projects Volunteer - Prairie Dog Conflict Resolution Team

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The Humane Society of the United States

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To apply, click this link: http://volunteers.humanesociety.org/index.php?section=volunteerOpportunities&action=view&fwID=794

Help protect prairie dogs

The Prairie Dog Conflict Resolution Team is looking for field projects volunteers (click to view position description) to assist with prairie dog relocations, coexistence techniques and associated field work. Field sites are urban and rural prairie dog colonies; Front Range Colorado-focused. Join our fun team and learn coexistence and wildlife reintroduction tactics.

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteers will learn more about prairie dogs and our work to protect them, and strengthen their animal caretaking skills.

Becoming a volunteer

Requirements for our volunteers:

  • Able to meet the requirements specified in the Essential Capabilities document with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Basic animal handling skills, including capture and restraint
  • Basic animal behavior knowledge
  • Able to follow detailed instructions in potentially high stress or emotionally-challenging situations
  • Tetanus and rabies vaccinations recommended
  • Wildlife knowledge/experience and veterinary/vet tech/EMT background pluses

Commitment policy:

  • Volunteers have an initial commitment of one project (lasting approximately 4-6 hours for 2-3 days). We prefer volunteers commit to work at least 2-3 days/week throughout the season (late summer through November).

Restrictions:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must wear an HSUS volunteer shirt (provided) and closed-toed shoes during on-site work.
  • Must have email and text access to respond to team scheduling and volunteer-related messages.

Process:

  • Please review the description and restrictions above to help determine if our volunteer opportunity is the right fit. If you would like to proceed, please fill out the volunteer application (click Apply Now above). Note: All applicants will be asked to upload a completed Essential Capabilities document when you apply.
  • After review of your application, a staff member will contact you to discuss the opportunity. If we mutually determine that the opportunity appears to be a good fit, you will be asked to fill out an authorization form allowing us to carry out a background check.
  • Before becoming an official volunteer, you must pass the background check, sign a volunteer agreement, and sign a waiver/release of liability.

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About The Humane Society of the United States

Location:

700 PROFESSIONAL DR, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20879, US

Mission Statement

We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries. With our affiliates, we rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our animal rescue team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society. And we can’t do it without you.

Description

We work to:

  • Provide direct care, rescue and services for animals in crisis.
  • Pass local, state and federal laws to protect animals.
  • Make sure existing laws are properly enforced.
  • Help the biggest corporations reform their animal welfare policies.
  • Shape public opinion on animal cruelty through our awareness campaigns and investigations.
We have:
  • The world’s greatest roster of scientists and other experts in animal welfare.
  • State directors across the country working at the local level.
  • Five affiliated animal sanctuaries and medical centers.
  • Programs that provide veterinary care and other animal services to inner cities, and a veterinary affiliate that provides these services to Native American reservations.
  • Wildlife sanctuaries in more than 35 states.
  • A global affiliate, Humane Society International, which runs programs in more than 20 countries.

We take a mainstream approach and combat the most severe forms of cruelty and abuse. Leaders in the humane movement ranked us the most effective animal organization in the country in a survey conducted by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia.

Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Boulder, CO 80310

(40.020,-105.270)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers have an initial commitment of one project (lasting approximately 4-6 hours for 2-3 days). We prefer volunteers commit to work at least 2-3 days/week throughout the season (late summer through November).

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