Animal Care Program
What is the Animal Care Program?
The animals at the Center at Glastonbury are a part of many of our education programs and need care 6 days a week to stay healthy and happy. Animal care is important, yet can be expensive and time-consuming. Our Animal Care Program is an opportunity for people to volunteer their time and bond with a live animal while also providing the organization with invaluable assistance that we otherwise could not afford.
Responsibilities include weekly care on a specific day or days of the week. Care usually includes feeding, changing or filling the water container, cleaning of the cage, and socialization with the animals.
Do I have to have experience?
Training will be provided by the staff. Each animal has different requirements, so training is required whenever you begin working with a new animal. All that is required is a willingness to learn and follow instructions. And a few other things…
What is required to be an animal caretaker?
- You must be at least 7 years old.
- Individual or family must be a member of the Connecticut Audubon Society.
- Children under age 16 MUST BE accompanied by an adult during EACH animal care-taking session.