Senior Feeder

Senior feeders care for and feed the resident 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 the resident birds for at least 4 hours on day assigned to you by your supervisor
  • Record food intake
  • Clean mews (cage) and change and/or refill water
  • Pull food to thaw for the next day, including fish for water birds
  • Wash any bags or dishes used
  • Report when low on food or if there is malfunctioning equipment
  • Report any health issues that the animals my develop
  • Return keys and equipment to the appropriate places
  • Oversee and be the contact person for the junior feeders on your day

Direct Supervisor

Wildlife Specialist; or 801-621-7595

Length of Appointment

The senior 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 but you must be able to commit to 4 hours on your day.


  • 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 wear modest and respectful clothes
  • 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!