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Volunteer Position: Assistant to Animal Care Providers: Laurens, SC

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ORGANIZATION: Paws, Inc

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Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. (PAWS) is a volunteer based non-profit organization focusing on wildlife education, rescue and rehabilitation. We carry rehabilitation and possession permits from the state of SC as well as USFWS. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release orphaned or injured wildlife, and to provide educational live-animal presentations that promote peaceful coexistence with native North American wildlife. Our focus is to fill the gaps in care for animals in need in this state.

PAWS is looking for VOLUNTEERS who can come to our facility in Laurens for a few hours each week to assist in any animal care or facility maintenance projects that may occur. You will need mud boots, gloves, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. You must be at least 18 years of age and have your own transportation. You will train with other volunteers and must be willing to commit to at least once a week.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform as assigned which may include, but not limited to, cleaning and enclosure maintenance
  • Prepare diets for the animals
  • Responsible for the daily observation of animal health and welfare
  • Provide animals with enrichment
  • Log work done and observations made following each session
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
  • Exhibit good teamwork and communication skills with all team members
  • Report maintenance issues and potential safety hazards to appropriate manager
  • Perform minor repairs and improvements of enclosures
  • Follow company policies and procedures

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    • Must have some experience working with animals
    • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs
    • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; have high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; possess team building skills; and have the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
    • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat and/or rain
    • Must have the ability to work individually and with a team with or without direct supervision

    How to Apply for this volunteer position

    To apply for this unpaid job, please EMAIL your cover letter, resume and references to the Director via Indeed.

    Or mail to:

    Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary
    PO Box 157
    Waterloo, SC 29384

    WHY VOLUNTEER? We can help you fill gaps in your resume, show your concern for the environment, prove that you are an active asset in the world, help you complete your required community hours for your school or job, allow you to develop new skill sets, add new dimensions to your life, provide you with a productive way to spend your spare time, build new relationships and more. While pay is necessary to feed your body, volunteering can feed your soul. We can help with that last part!

More opportunities with Paws, Inc

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Paws, Inc

Location:

PO Box 157, Waterloo, SC 29384, US

Mission Statement

Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc focuses on education about our wildlife neighbors to promote peaceful co-existence, rescue of displaced wildlife kept as companions, and rehabiliation of wild born animals back into the wild.

Description

After nearly 20 years of private wildlife rehabilitation, education, and rescue, PAWS, Inc was set up within the past few years to accomodate the growing needs of wildlife in this area. We hope that by expanding, we can educate more, rescue more, and rehabilitate more than we could have continued to do as individuals. Your help is greatly needed.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

Tue Jul 05, 2022 - Fri Sep 30, 2022
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

WHERE

PO Box 157WaterlooWaterloo, SC 29384

(34.35151,-82.05928)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 4 hours once a week minimum - more available
  • MUST BE WILLING TO SHOW KINDNESS AND RESPECT TO ALL SPECIES OF ANIMALS AND HUMANS.

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