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Animal Care Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Dreaming of a Chance Farm Animal Sanctuary

  • 14 people are interested
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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, and quails 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!

1 Shift

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Dreaming of a Chance Farm Animal Sanctuary

Location:

21 Moore Rd, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, US

Mission Statement

Dreaming of a Chance’s mission is to rescue abandoned domestic pigeons from around the Hudson Valley and NYC and provide them with a forever home. We also strive to educate the public about proper bird care, the effects of abandonment on the environment, as well as how to spot and help abandoned domestic birds.

Description

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. After receiving so many inquiries to help, abandoned domestic pigeons quickly became our primary focus. Very few places are able to help take in domestic pigeons around NY and in our opinion, they need help the most.

Abandoning a bird puts them at extreme risk of death by predators. If they are lucky enough to survive predation, starvation, dehydration, injuries or disease claim 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 120 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Animals
Environment
Advocacy & Human Rights, Animals, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

21 Moore RdPleasant Valley, NY 12569

(41.71049,-73.74728)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

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