Animal Nutrition Volunteer
volunteer position is responsible for assisting commissary staff in providing
for the dietary health of the animal collection. Duties include, but are not
limited to: diet preparation, cleaning dishes, and maintaining a safe and
sanitary work space. Reading, studying, and
learning about the nutritional needs of the species housed at Central Florida Zoo &
Botanical Gardens is required for this position. Strong communication and
interpersonal skills are essential in order to communicate effectively with management,
keepers, commissary staff, and fellow volunteers.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
preparation of all animal diets which includes fruits and vegetables,
grains, dry food, hay, insects, and raw meat.
with unloading of all deliveries.
clean, orderly work spaces both within the animal commissary and outside
food storage areas.
food supplies, removing outdated or spoiled product.
proper use of cleaning solutions.
educational or VIP tours of the animal commissary as needed.
of safety protocols, safety concerns, and reporting protocols.
safety policies and procedures in regards to the use of the Zoo’s equipment,
materials, chemicals, and vehicles.
duties as assigned.
Work is performed under the
direction of the Animal Nutrition Manager and General Curator. Additional
guidance and supervision is given by the Volunteer Coordinator.
this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
- Minimum 18 years old.
- Must be able to work as part of a team.
- Ability to do basic math and use a scale to
weigh food items in pounds or kilograms.
- Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
and interpersonal skills are essential.
position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following have been
identified as physical requirements of the job:
volunteer may be asked to lift and/or move 25-50 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 70 pounds, and stand for long periods of time. The
volunteer is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, reach or
feel and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The volunteer is frequently
required to sit, walk distances, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, and
vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While
performing the duties of this job, the volunteer is regularly required to talk
or hear. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
A small percentage of duties are
performed outdoors in various weather conditions, ranging from rain, wind, cool
to cold weather, and extreme heat and humidity. It is possible the
volunteer will be exposed to dust and harsh chemicals that if not handled
properly may present a health hazard. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.
For more information please contact the Volunteer Office at 407.323.4450 ext. 127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.