10 people are interested
Animal Care Volunteer
ORGANIZATION: Dreaming of a Chance Farm Animal Sanctuary
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10 people are interested
If you are an independent, animal lover extraordinaire, we've got the volunteer position for you!
Dreaming of a Chance's animal care volunteers are amazing and talented individuals who help look after our over 100 bird residents. We have pigeons, chickens, ducks, quails, and one awesome turkey named Larry at our sanctuary. When you join our team, you will be helping with the daily care of our residents through a variety of activities such as feeding, cleaning/refilling waterers, cleaning coops, and helping out with miscellaneous projects.
We have you go through a training process with an experienced volunteer to get you confident and comfortable with the volunteer work before having you work more independently when you learn all the tricks of the trade. This volunteer opportunity has you coming on a weekly basis so you get to know the residents and they get to know you. It's a fun time helping rescued residents to live their best lives.
What to expect:
*Feeding the birds
* Replacing waters and scrubbing buckets
* Cleaning coops/aviaries
* Helping with miscellaneous projects as needed (ex. painting, small repairs, helping with health checks, building projects occasionally if interested)
Please reach out to us - we'd love to hear from you!
- morning / 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Dreaming of a Chance Farm Animal Sanctuary
21 Moore Rd, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, US
Our sanctuary focuses on rescuing abandoned poultry from around the Hudson Valley and NYC area. We strive to provide these rescues with quality care at their forever home here at Dreaming of a Chance and educate the public about poultry.
We opened at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic knowing that a ton of animals were going to be displaced due to the struggles the world was facing and decided to focus on poultry because so few do and in our opinion, they needed help the most.
Tons of birds were in need of homes as people got birds as covid pets as something fun to do during the pandemic and realized they no longer wanted them. Abandonment cases skyrocketed and we made the change to focus all our efforts on helping abandoned birds.
Abandoning a bird puts them at extreme risk of death by predators. If they are lucky enough to survive predation, starvation claims them. Domestic birds have no survival skills and many have been genetically modified to decrease flight capabilities putting them more at risk.
Volunteers help us care for all these once abandoned birds that call our sanctuary home and create a support system that enables us to help more. Volunteers are an integral part in helping us further our mission and are able to help in a variety of ways. Since our start, we have helped over 70 birds. This is thanks to wonderful individuals like you. We would love to have you as part of our team. Let us know if you're interested in volunteering.
21 Moore RdPleasant Valley, NY 12569
November 16, 2022
- Animal Care / Handling
- Must be at least 16
- We ask that you volunteer 2-3 hours a week at minimum.
- Reliable transportation and can commit to coming once a week for a minimum of 3 months. Able to lift up to 50 lbs.