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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 hour shift per week or more. Must be at least 14 years old with adult supervision.
Location:

Agricultural Heritage Center
8348 Ute Highway
Longmont, CO 80503

Program Summary:

Livestock are a vital component of the programs at the AHC and need care twice a day, seven days a week. 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.

Beyond routine feedings, other duties include

  • Cleaning water tanks
  • Cleaning pens
  • Moving hay
  • Grooming
  • Assisting with educational programs (optional, depending on interest).

Volunteers need to be prepared to feed animals even in inclement weather conditions such as snow, rain, or extreme heat or cold.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Preference will be given to volunteers with experience working with livestock, but training is provided regardless of experience.
  • Ages 14 -17 can volunteer but must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Volunteers are required to commit to a weekly schedule until early November.
  • The ability to lift and carry hay and grains up to 75 feet is required.
Training Dates and Information:

TBD

Additional Information:

Specifically seeking availability for Saturday mornings, Sunday mornings, Monday mornings, and/or Wednesday mornings at this time.

Contact:

Jim Drew
303-776-8688
jdrew@bouldercounty.org

Application Process:

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.