Small Animal Feeder

Purpose: Small animal feeders care for and feed the classroom animals that live at the Ogden Nature Center. This includes domestic rabbits, non-venomous snakes, desert tortoises, green iguana, tarantula, and more. 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
• Animals eat live insects, dead mice, fruit, and veggies
• Record food intake, give fresh water
• Wash any bags or dishes used
• Report any malfunctioning equipment
• Report any health issues that the animals may develop
• Return keys and equipment to the appropriate places
• Notify supervisor if you will miss a day (at least one day in advance)


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


Length of Appointment: Must be able to commit to a period of at least six months.


Time Commitment: One day per week; between 8 – 9 am. You can expect to spend 45 minutes to an hour on your assigned day


Qualifications:
• 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!


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!