Fruit Bat Care Volunteer

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BAT WORLD SANCTUARY

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Hello! Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. We are searching for dedicated volunteers to join us on a regular basis! Although this is volunteer work, we do put a lot of time into training our volunteers and ask that they show up on time, work hard, and call us if they are unable to make it in. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 2 days a month, but more often is welcomed and preferred. Volunteers must be 18 years or older, and must sign a waiver to be on premise. Please note that our bats are still very much wild animals, and while many will accept treats and are comfortable around us, they are not to be handled. Here is what to expect... We begin work at 8am. Volunteers may assist a staff member in our fruit bat enclosure, completing tasks such as: collecting & washing soiled laundry, sweeping, mopping, hanging food dishes, switching out toys, handing out melon treats, visual check ups, laying clean sheets down on the enclosure floor, and other various cleaning tasks. We also place volunteers in our kitchen, where duties may include; washing dishes, chopping fruit, assembling food dishes, and general cleaning. There is often things to be done in our office as well if you'd ever be interested in assisting with that, such as creating our bat sponsorship packages. We are typically done with our animal care work around 11/noon, we do our best to get an early start and get done at a reasonable time, so that we can dim the lights and let the bats get some rest. Volunteers are welcome to stay after animal care if they would like to help out in the office. Dress code is pretty simple; no shorts, and closed toed (nothing with a heel) shoes are required to be in our enclosures. The staff usually wear leggings/jeans & t-shirts. Volunteers are welcome to bring a drink and we do have a coffee/snack station everyone is welcome to. If you are interested, please fill out our application at the link below. https://forms.gle/vsS1PJKpfiWAkZT17 Our address is 299 High Point Rd, Weatherford. If you have any questions, please email us at info@batworld.org. If we think you would be a good fit, we will reach out to you via email to schedule your first day! Thank you!

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About BAT WORLD SANCTUARY

Location:

299 HIGH POINT RD, WEATHERFORD, TX 76088, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission -Providing permanent sanctuary for non-releasable bats. -The protection and conservation of wild bat colonies. -Promoting the humane treatment of bats in captivity. -Educating the public about the importance of bats. -Training animal care professionals on the proper treatment of bats

Description

Bat World Sanctuary is on the front line to end the abuse and destruction of bats. Each year we rescue thousands of bats who might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to non-releasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, confiscated from the illegal pet trade and retired from zoos and research facilities.

Animals
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

299 High Point RoadWeatherford, TX 76088

(32.80693,-98.0329)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Volunteers are needed from 8am to 12pm daily. Volunteers must be able to commit to two shifts a month minimum, but more often is welcomed.

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