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General maintenance volunteers play a critical role in ensuring that our patients have everything they need to thrive in our care and once back in the wild. Volunteers may assist in projects onsite or complete builds in their own home. The general maintenance position does not include any direct interaction with wildlife.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Building outdoor aviaries, turtle runs, and small mammal enclosures.
- Building nest boxes, hides, and other cage furniture for use in rehab and/or education enclosures and at release locations.
- Maintaining and repairing existing enclosures.
- Maintenance, repair, and enhancement of indoor rehab spaces.
- At least 18 years’ old
- Attend Volunteer Orientation and training once per year
- Able to read and follow directions
- Must work well with others as well as independently
- Comfortable with seeing feeder rodents and other feeder animals, often cut up
- Able to handle harsh animal smells and cleaning products
- Able to bend, squat, and lift/carry 10-15lbs comfortably
- Rabies vaccination not necessary, but would be helpful
- Be detail oriented with good organizational skills
- Be willing to adopt, support, and communicate the mission of Nature’s Nursery
- Must be reliable to complete projects as agreed upon between the volunteer and the wildlife center.
- Must be reliable and able to work independently. Must be able to complete tasks as directed and follow all safety procedures. Must be able to comply with state and federal laws regarding wildlife rehabilitation and education.
- Must have up-to-date Tetanus vaccination
- There is no minimum shift requirement. Each project and timeline is determined individually based on the needs of the wildlife center and interests of the volunteer.
- Weekly shifts are available if so desired, otherwise you would be on-call as needed for repairs