Rehab-Outside Day Keeper



The Day Keeper Volunteer will work with other volunteers and staff to complete the daily tasks required to care for rehab animals at Nature’s Nursery. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Clean food and water dishes and replace with fresh food and water 
  • Wash food cups and refill with dry food  
  • Clean enclosures of waste and replace with fresh food and water according to protocol 
  • Hose down waterfowl enclosures as well as drain and refill pond as needed 
  • Dress for elements and protect self from sun or cold depending on season 
  • Make sure all animals are accounted for in each enclosure 
  • Communicate with staff on anything noticed to ensure animals well-being 
  • Operate the “E Ride” to transport things to the outside enclosures 
  • Enter animal care and make notes in RaptorMed chart regarding food intake, behavior, etc. 
  • Notify staff of any animal issues 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • 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/handling feeder rodents and other feeder animals, often cut up 
  • Able to handle harsh animal smells and cleaning products  
  • Able to bend, squat, and lift 10-15lbs comfortably 
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Up to date Tetanus vaccination 
  • Rabies vaccination not necessary, but would be helpful 
  • Be willing to adopt, support, and communicate the mission of Nature’s Nursery 

Time Commitments: 

  • Available 10:00 AM-2:00 PM one day per week (subject to change) 
  • During busy season top-off shift may be available also from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM