Starting Jan. 1, the minimum wage in unincorporated Boulder County is $15.69/hour.

A partir del 1 de enero, el salario mínimo local en la zona no incorporada del condado de Boulder será de $15.69/hora.

Volunteer Opportunity

Agricultural Heritage Center Livestock Caretaker

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: One consistent feeding shift per week for at least 12 weeks from late April through early November. Must be at least 14 years old.
Location:

The Agricultural Heritage Center is located at 8348 Ute Highway 66 west of Longmont.

Program Summary:

Livestock are a vital component of the programs at the Agricultural Heritage Center at the Lohr/McIntosh Farm.

Benefits

  • Spend time with farm animals.
  • Opportunity to meet and work with people with similar interests.
  • Advanced training sessions and field trips.
  • Access to our Volunteer Resource Library.
  • Receive monthly Cultural History Corner newsletter.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Feed a wide variety of livestock on a consistent schedule (mornings and/or afternoons).
  • Empty, clean, and refill water tanks as needed.
  • Communicate updates on livestock feed supplies and health conditions to supervisor and other volunteer livestock caretakers.
  • Cleaning pens is not required, but highly appreciated.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years old (volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian during training and volunteer shifts).
  • Experience caring for livestock highly desired, but not required.
  • Strength and balance to carry hay and grains from storage buildings to livestock pens.
  • Need to be prepared for inclement weather as livestock need to eat regardless of weather conditions.
  • Computer and internet required for scheduling and to record volunteer hours.
  • Must have personal transportation.
  • Pass background check.
Training Dates and Information:
  • Attend new volunteer training, and occasional refresher trainings.
  • Minimum commitment of one consistent feeding shift per week (e.g. every Monday morning) for at least 12 weeks between late March – early Nov.
Contact:

For more information, please contact Jim Drew at jdrew@bouldercounty.gov

Application Process:

This position is not accepting applications at this time. Please sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive information about upcoming volunteer opportunities at boco.org/VolunteerEmails.