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Resident Volunteer Caregiver

Hiring Organization:
Gibbon Conservation Center

Date Posted:
2013-05-30

Position Description:
Animal care (observing captive gibbons, preparing their food, changing water, cleaning enclosures) and maintenance of the facilities and grounds, including brush clearance. May also include clerical and computer work.

Qualifications/Experience:
Signed Liability Release and required medical clearances. We will provide a full list of medical clearances needed (includes blood tests, fecal tests, immunizations etc.)

Volunteer must love animals, get along with a variety of people, and be able to follow and remember precise procedures that are mandated by law and our own goals of cleanliness, gibbon welfare, and safety for people and gibbons. Training, working hands-on, lasts approximately 1 - 2 weeks with an experienced primate keeper. This is a physically strenuous job and our weather conditions can be extreme.

This position involves a non-refundable fee. The fee for resident volunteers (living on site) is $500 for first 2 months, paid in advance and $100 for each additional month, covering training, lodging and utilities.

Salary/funding:
None

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Lodging is provided as part of your resident fee. You will sleep in a rustic travel trailer, with access to central kitchen, bathroom, laundry. The trailer has electricity, microwave and refrigerator. No plumbing. Volunteers are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own food.

Term of Appointment:
2 months minimum

Application Deadline:
none--position runs all year

Comments:
The Gibbon Conservation Center (GCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of gibbons by promoting public education, supporting habitat preservation, furthering study and advancing care practices. The GCC houses the rarest group of apes in the Western Hemisphere and it is the only institution in the world to house and breed all four genera of gibbon.

Contact Information:
Gabi Skollar-Charnofsky
PO Box 800249
Santa Clarita, CA 91380
USA

Telephone Number:
661-296-2737

Website:
http://www.gibboncenter.org

E-mail Address:
info@gibboncenter.org

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