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Wild Paws General Onsite Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: WILD PAWS MIDWEST ANIMAL SANCTUARY

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Mission: To rescue and provide a safe habitat for displaced wild animals while promoting coexistence and preservation of their ecosystems.


Purpose: Onsite Volunteer is responsible for lead-assigned tasks on days of volunteering. Tasks may include on-site general maintenance, habitat building, cleaning, grounds-keeping and other assignments. Group Volunteer Days as well as solo projects.


Location: Onsite at Wild Paws Midwest Animal Sanctuary


Key Responsibilities:

  • We work outside year round therefore must have appropriate work clothing for any weather, hot or cold, including work gloves and boots; does not mind getting dirty
  • Willing to learn new skills and/or be trained on various tools
  • Manual labor - should be able to lift at least 30 pounds
  • Must provide own transportation
  • Pleasant manner, stamina, flexibility, dependability; willingness to follow Project Lead’s instruction
  • Knowing your own limitations and being honest about what you can and cannot physically do (i.e. lifting or working on a ladder)
  • Training will be provided, as well as all tools and equipment; Project Lead will be available for questions and assistance throughout the duration of the day


Qualifications:

  • Interest in wildlife species and conservation and rescue, sustaining the environment, and education of the public
  • Solid communication skills
  • Knowledge of tools a plus, but not required
  • Interest in building a home for life for displaced wildlife


Time Commitment: minimum 1 day per month preferred



Dress Code: Outdoor work clothes that can get dirty. Proper attire for weather (i.e. rain gear, snow boots, gloves.) No open toe sandals or flip flops. No dangling jewelry or anything that can fall off into an enclosure area or on grounds. Preferred no perfume/cologne/body spray should be worn.

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About WILD PAWS MIDWEST ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Location:

PO BOX 1027, Anoka, MN 55303, US

Mission Statement

To rescue and provide a safe habitat for wild animals using sustainable resources; to promote coexistence between humans and wildlife; and to educate the public about the preservation of wild animals and their ecosystems.

Description

Wild Paws seeks to rescue native wild animals that were kept as pets, used for entertainment or from non-reputable animal parks and attractions. We will also provide a safe haven for animals that were injured or orphaned in the wild and are unable to be released after rehabilitation. Our habitats will mimic nature to allow every animal to feel free. We educate the public about the natural history of native species with a focus on human-animal relationships and how we can coexist.
We are a start-up sanctuary, and purchased land in Spring 2018. Our focus now is fundraising and preparing for our first residents.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Environment
Animals, Environment

WHEN

Fri Apr 19, 2024 - Thu Jul 18, 2024
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

WHERE

Western WisconsinPolk County, WI 54024

(45.40242,-92.55794)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Gardening
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • minimum 5-8 hours per month (1 onsite day shif, including drive time)
  • All training for habitat construction will be provided; no specialized skillsets needed, just a willingness to work outside in any weather and collaborate with others to complete day's projects.

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