Our Mission
About the Position
Position # 3780
OrganizationSwan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
Position Animal Care Assistant - Environmental Education
Location 3873 Swan Lake Rd.
Impact Statement Support the Sanctuary's mission to conserve and restore Nature Sanctuary lands and waters while inspiring stewardship through community engagement and collaboration.


•Impact: Help provide quality care to the animals that live at Swan Lake
•Skill Growth: Develop skills in handling animals and monitoring their health
•Progression Opportunities: Pathways to employment involving the care of animals
•Community: Connect with a community with a common commitment to nature and education
Description This position assists the Education Team in caring for the display and exotic reptiles and invertebrates who live in the Nature House.

NOTE: 40 hrs of volunteer experience at Swan Lake or at a similar organization is required for this role. This prior experience does not need to be in animal care.

Key Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Education Team assist with:

•Feeding animals, cleaning habitats and monitoring animals using safe techniques
•Holding animals to provide enrichment
•Entering observations and feeding details in Excel spreadsheet or written notes
•Ensuring equipment and food supplies are clean and stored correctly

Our Expectations of Volunteers:

•Support the Mission and Values of the Sanctuary and its efforts in education, restoration and responsible stewardship
•Co-operation with administrative tasks
Training Details Training:

•Program training provided by Education and Animal Care Team staff
•Orientation on the history and current community and volunteer programs at the Sanctuary
Working Conditions Mostly indoor, with some outside time. Some lifting required.
Minimum Duration 4 - 6 months
Timing Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail We are looking for 1 animal care volunteer for a 1.5 hr daytime Saturday shift.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation Not on a bus route
Accessibility Accessible work space, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest Animals/Pets, Gardening/Environment
Skill(s) Verbal Communication, Time Management, Computer Skills, Stewardship, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://www.swanlake.bc.ca/
Email Send an Email Message
Contact ttodesco@swanlake.bc.ca
Phone 250-479-0211
Address 3873 Swan Lake Road Victoria, V8X3W1
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