Monthly archive for March 2021

Did You know? Fun and Interesting Facts about Sloths

By Andreana Benitez Did you know there are two types of sloths?  There is the three-toed sloth and the two-toed sloth and they make up five different species, including the Pygmy three-toed sloth, the Maned sloth, the pale throated three-toed sloth, the brown throated three-toed sloth and Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth.  All of the sloth species live in the lowland tropical forests of Central & South America high up in the forest canopy.  Let’s see what

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Event Helper

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT: Event Helper WORKS WITH: Other volunteers, sanctuary owners LOCATION: Onsite or offsite TIME COMMITMENT: As needed PRE-PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS and TRAINING: Sanctuary Orientation Tour of Sanctuary ESSENTIAL SKILLS: Comfortable with public speaking Comfortable working in/at various-paced environments/events Flexible and adaptable to last minute changes ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Front-facing role as a representative for the sanctuary Answer questions about the sanctuary, our mission, and the animals in our care Attend fundraising events and man the FANS

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Driver

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT: Driver WORKS WITH: Sanctuary Owner; Volunteer Coordinator; Other volunteer drivers LOCATION: Remote – Manatee County, Sarasota County, or Charlotte County TIME COMMITMENT: 2-3 hours weekly PRE-PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS and TRAINING: Truck or SUV Clean driving record Personal car insurance ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Willing and able to drive on a consistent basis to pick up food donations for sanctuary animals Deliver food donations to sanctuary or meet second driver to hand off food items Familiarity with

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Gardener and Pasture Management Team

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT: Gardener WORKS WITH: Mostly independent position LOCATION: Onsite – Myakka sanctuary TIME COMMITMENT: 2-4 hours weekly PRE-PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS and TRAINING: None ESSENTIAL SKILLS: Prior experience with growing fruits, vegetables, and plants either professionally or personally ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Tend to plants in the garden by watering, pruning, and harvesting vegetables or fruit when ready Notify sanctuary if any pests are found Pull weeds from plant beds and surrounding areas Assist in mulching projects Replace/Remove

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AM/PM Feed & Clean Crew

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT: Morning/Evening Feed and Clean Crew WORKS WITH: Mostly independent position LOCATION: Onsite – Myakka sanctuary TIME COMMITMENT: 2-4 hours weekly PRE-PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS and TRAINING: In- Person Shadowing ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Distribute food for multiple species of animals accurately Replenish & clean water of animals Muck Horse stalls Remove fecal and urine matter from walkways and animal housing General cleaning of walkways and pastures Observant and report potential health or behavioral issues to owners Willing

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