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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.

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.


  • 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.

For more information, please contact Jim Drew at

Application Process:

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