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Animal Care Assistant

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Graze in Peace
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Durham, ME
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Published 1 month ago
Animal Care Assistant

Do you love a good workout, being outdoors (in all Maine's weather!), and think spending 2 hours/week helping rescued farm animals sounds like fun? We need you! ­čśü

Key Responsibilities 

  • Assist staff animal caregivers with feeding, watering, and socializing 60-70 resident rescued farmed animals
  • Help maintain clean sheds and barn stalls, pens, and pastures
  • Resupply feed to animal food containers (requires lifting 40-50lb bags of feed)
  • Clean out food bowls, water bowls and troughs
  • Assist with sanctuary grounds upkeep (raking, sweeping, weeding, etc.)
  • Socialize, enrich, groom, and interact with the animals
  • Work under the supervision of and take direct instruction from staff animal caregivers
  • Maintain and report record of volunteer hours


Qualifications

  • 18 yrs or older (16 with consent of a parent or guardian)
  • Completion of tour/orientation and trial period
  • Physically capable of using a pitchfork, shovel, and wheelbarrow; lifting 40-50 pounds unassisted; and lifting, stacking and/or carrying a 20lb hay bale several yards through sometimes uneven terrain
  • Is extremely detail-oriented and has an over-abundance of common sense
  • Has a track record of keeping commitments and showing up on time
  • Has an interest in the mission of Graze in Peace
  • Follows detailed verbal instructions and written rules and procedures
  • Ability to drive a tractor helpful (but not necessary)


Time Commitment

  • One scheduled 2-hour chore shift/week (minimum)
  • 3 month commitment

Do you love a good workout, being outdoors (in all Maine's weather!), and think spending 2 hours/week helping rescued farm animals sounds like fun? We need you! ­čśü

Key Responsibilities 

  • Assist staff animal caregivers with feeding, watering, andÔÇŽ

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

Graze in Peace Farm Animal Rescue

591 Pinkham Brook Road, Durham, ME 04222, United States

How to Apply

Please fill out the volunteer application at https://grazeinpeace.com/how-to-help/volunteer

Please fill out the volunteer application at https://grazeinpeace.com/how-to-help/volunteer

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