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Recruiting Organization: ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

For ages 16 years and older Please note: ECHO requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for all volunteers, interns, and staff

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Learn and assist in a professional animal facility as is provided in Association of Zoo and Aquarium accredited institutions throughout the US, for native fish and reptiles, as well as native and exotic amphibians. After initial hands-on training, volunteers will be expected to accomplish daily husbandry tasks independently.

Time Commitment:

  • A full semester or summer commitment (usually 3-4 months).
  • Minimum of one 4 hour shift per week.
Shifts Times:
  • Shifts available 7 days a week!
  • Morning Shifts: 7 - 11am
  • Afternoon Shifts: 12 - 4pm

What do I need to be successful in this position?

Applicants should be able to work independently, be active, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, reliable, and willing to get wet and/or dirty! Occasional heavy lifting (up to 60 pounds) may be required.

What benefits will I receive as an ECHO volunteer?

  • 20% discount at ECHO’s Gift Shop
  • Free admission to ECHO for the volunteer
  • Free coffee & tea in volunteer lounge
  • Annual appreciation events
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Volunteer social gatherings
  • ECHO day passes, distributed quarterly
  • ECHO branded gear & gifts
  • ECHO memberships
  • Letters of recommendation/reference

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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