Birds of Prey Feeder

Purpose: Bird of Prey feeders care for and feed the resident raptors that live at the Ogden Nature Center. By caring for these animals, you are helping to support our mission of uniting
people with nature and nurturing appreciation and stewardship of the environment.


Key Responsibilities:
• Feed and care for the resident birds for about 1-2 hours on day assigned to you by your supervisor- this includes handling meat such as quail, rats, and mice.
• Record food intake
• Clean mews (cage) and change water
• Pull food to thaw for the next day
• Wash any dishes used
• Report when low on food or if there is malfunctioning equipment
• Report any health issues that the animals may develop
• Return keys and equipment to the appropriate places


Direct supervisor: Heidi Christensen, Wildlife Specialist; or 801-621-7595


Length of Appointment: Due to the level of training required, you must be able to commit to a period of at least six months.


Time Commitment: One day per week in the morning, between 8 – 9 am.


Qualifications:
• Must be over the age of 18
• Must pass a background check
• Must be dependable—you are working with live animals and it is important to make sure they are cared for on your assigned day
• Must be respectful to animals, staff, visitors, and other volunteers
• Willing to get dirty and have fun!


Support: Volunteers will undergo an orientation and receive a volunteer handbook. In addition, feeders will receive job-specific training with their direct supervisor.

Benefits:
• Invitation to volunteer recognition events
• Invitation to activities just for volunteers
• Rewards for number of hours of service completed (see volunteer handbook)
• Gain new skills and work with a great team of staff and volunteers
• Make a difference and have a positive impact on the community!