Junior Feeder

Junior feeders care for and feed the classroom animals 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 your assigned classroom animals on your assigned day
  • Record food intake
  • Change and/or refill waterWash any bags or dishes used
  • Report any malfunctioning equipment
  • Report any health issues that the animals my develop
  • Return keys and equipment to the appropriate places
  • Notify senior feeder if you will miss a day (at least one day in advance)

Direct Supervisor

Wildlife Specialist; or 801-621-7595

Length of Appointment

The junior feeder must be able to commit to a period of at least six months.

Time Commitment

One day per week; shifts and hours are flexible. You can expect to spend a half hour to 45 minutes on your assigned day.


  • Must be over the age of 14 OR younger than 14 must be able to have parental supervision at all times
  • 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!


Volunteers will undergo an orientation and receive a volunteer handbook. In addition, mailing committee volunteers will receive job-specific training with their direct supervisor.


  • Invitation to volunteer recognition eventsInvitation 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!