Ambassador Commitment: Create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on conservation.
Responsibilities: Under general supervision is responsible for assisting the Animal Keepers in the daily upkeep of a variety of species and their living spaces. Tasks to include cleaning of habitats and holding areas through sweeping, shoveling, raking, hosing, disinfecting, scrubbing, and trash barrel removal. Assist keepers with maintaining animal exhibits by cutting browse, distributing substrate, removing leaves/debris, cleaning pools and moats, as well as, removing animal waste material. Volunteers will also be responsible for washing dishes, diet preparation, and various projects around the area. We are looking for people who love to work outdoors in all weather conditions and who are not afraid to get dirty. Interacting with Riverbanks guests and working in a team setting are critical to this role. Volunteers will have minimal direct contact, if any, with the animals in the collection. Reports to the Mammal Supervisors and Curator.
Education and Experience: The ideal candidate will be at least 18 years of age with a HS diploma or equivalent. Must be able to bend, stoop or stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50lbs. Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Commit to volunteering a minimum of 6 months for 4 hours a week. Proof of a current Tuberculin skin test.