The Buttonwood Park Zoo is currently accepting applications for summer Animal Care Volunteer Positions. If you are interested in volunteering with the zoo, please take a minute to read through the job description listed below, then download and fill out a volunteer application and return it prior to May 31, 2010 to:
Buttonwood Park Zoological Society
425 Hawthorn St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Animal Care Volunteer
Animal care volunteers work with animal caretakers in their areas assisting in the daily cleaning and disinfecting, diet preparation and distribution, day to day animal enrichment activities, data collection, and exhibit maintenance.
Qualifications to become an animal care volunteer include a serious interest in all animals and their behavior, habits, husbandry, enrichment and conservation. Volunteers must be at least 17 years old, physically fit (must be able to lift 50 lbs.), safety conscious, and demonstrate good communication skills, dedication and commitment. These positions require a minimum time commitment of 4 hours per week for a 6 month period.