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Volunteer Opportunity

Agricultural Heritage Center Livestock Caretaker

Application or Registration Deadline: 04/10/2023
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 and need care twice a day, seven days a week. Volunteers feed a wide variety of livestock on a consistent schedule (mornings and/or afternoons). Cleaning pens is not required, but highly appreciated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of livestock caretakers is feeding livestock at the Agricultural Heritage Center. Volunteers need to be prepared to feed animals even in inclement weather conditions such as snow, rain, or extreme heat or cold.

Beyond routine feedings, optional duties include

  • Cleaning water tanks.
  • Cleaning pens.
  • Moving hay.
  • Grooming.
  • Assisting with educational programs.
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).
  • Preference will be given to volunteers with experience working with livestock, but training is provided regardless of experience.
  • Volunteers are required to commit to a weekly schedule until early November.
  • The ability to lift and carry hay, grains, and hoses up to 75 feet is required.
Training Dates and Information:

Ongoing as needed.

Contact:

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

Application Process:

Application deadline is April 10, 2023.

Apply Now

Applications are accepted through Discover Boulder County, Parks & Open Space’s volunteer management system. If you’re new to the system, you’ll need to create an account. But it’s easy and we only use your contact information to communicate about events you register for. We will never sell or give your information to a third party.

If you are an existing Parks & Open Space volunteer, please contact Jim Drew and let him know you would like to apply for the volunteer opportunity.