Rehab-Outside Day Keeper

RECRUITING NOW!
INTERVIEWS WONT BEGIN UNTIL MARCH 2024

Purpose:  

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