We have some
great volunteer opportunities for animal lovers, aspiring vets, vet
technicians or anyone wanting a future in the field of
Make your resume stand out from the rest
with some serious hands-on experience!
All volunteers must be 18 years or
Please read ALL info on
before signing up!
Originally, Majestic did not offer
Onsite Volunteer opportunities, but at the request of
waterfowl-lovers, who wanted to take part in our
endeavor, we began welcoming in outside assistance. We
have enjoyed meeting wonderful new people and had some
great laughs all while benefiting from their added
assistance. Although we enjoy helping hands, good company
and quite a few laughs, we are also looking for serious,
committed and hardworking individuals.
Once signed up, our Volunteers take an active
role in the scheduling of their sanctuary workdays utilizing our Sanctuary's Calendar to view seasonal projects and email us when they'd like to help.
Volunteering is hard
We work hard at Majestic and if you ask
any of our
volunteers who also dedicate their time to other
shelters, they will tell you in an instant that the work
they do here
is much more intense than what they've experienced
elsewhere. Tending to the needs of waterfowl is far
different from providing for other animals and it
involves a completely different range of considerations. Our
sanctuary visitors are continually taken
aback by the amount of effort we put into our sanctuary
Onsite work is physical work. We do everything
ourselves to maximize our funds. Tasks vary
seasonally and range from building pens,
pouring cement, working on ponds, shoveling sand, pushing
wheelbarrows, pitching hay, barn cleaning, digging
ditches, transplanting trees, landscaping to clearing snow. If you like this kind of earthy, outdoor
work, then volunteer!
SO PLEASE... do not fill out our volunteer
application if you have no interest in committing to
working hard and preferably more than ONCE!
Please Note: We are not currently accepting volunteer
applications solely for waterfowl care or
rehabilitation. These wonderful and interactive positions
with the ducks and geese are reserved for volunteers who
also donate their time and energy in other much-needed
All volunteers are required to sign our
Waiver. Please preview our waiver before signing up.
We will provide an actual copy to you for signature upon
your acceptance into our volunteer program.
Please view our Majestic Calendar
for upcoming onsite sanctuary projects.
FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR ANIMALS:
volunteers MUST wear clean, waterproof boots (preferably with
will be required
to step into a sanitizing footbath upon entering and
leaving our pens and barn. This footbath consists of
Virkon S and water.
Jewelry is not permitted:
volunteers must remove their
watches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings*,
etc. before stepping onto the premises. Please leave them
in your car or at home!
*Wedding/engagement rings that can't come off are
Please empty your pant, shirt and coat pockets
before leaving your home.
We will ask you to turn out your pockets to confirm no foreign objects
gain access anywhere near or into our pens.
Absolutely No Smoking:
For the health & safety
of ourselves, our animals and our volunteers,
smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.
Unacceptable Sanctuary Behavior
Majestic reserves the right to
ask any volunteers to leave the premises
Majestic is not responsible or liable for any
lost, stolen or damaged property including, but not limited to
clothing. If you bring it into our pens,
it is entirely at your own risk.
permitting, onsite volunteer opportunities usually take
place on Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and
occasionally on Sundays 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
that our onsite volunteers each show up for at least 2
hours of service on any given day. Volunteers need to
commit to volunteering on a consistent basis--on a
weekly or monthly basis.
Facility Maintenance Team
There is a lot to do at our
sanctuary and this team works hard doing it, but we have
a lot of laughs too. Volunteers on this team must be
willing to participate in any of the following tasks.
What we do that day, you do that day.
Our Facility Maintenance Team is
mainly responsible for cleaning and refilling water
buckets, disinfecting the quarantine pen & pet carriers,
pitching and refreshing hay in the barn and enclosures.
Friends of shovels, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, duck
poop and hard work only please.
In Spring, in addition to their
regular tasks, this team is also
responsible for landscaping. They help to rake out all
of our pens, turn over soil, seed grass, and transplant saplings and
plants into our enclosures. They also assist in
In Summer, this team also helps with
barn and pen maintenance.
In Fall, additional
responsibilities include pen inspections and helping
and repairs to prepare for the approach of rough winter
weather. Sometimes we build new pens in the fall as well.
In Winter, this team also helps to empty/fill heated water buckets, shovel snow and sand
down icy pens, making safe paths for our ducks
and geese to walk along.
There are other fun things this
team gets to do as well, including enjoying some
one-on-one time with the animals, providing enrichment
activities, banding legs and just talking shop with the
Experienced team members also
assist with pond rotations. This
requires guiding birds through the pens to ponds to
ensure that all members have a turn on the
water. It is vital that certain ducks do not co-mingle
with others during this enrichment activity, which means
that volunteers must learn the identities of every bird
and also understand their complex interrelations.
Sanctuary Expansion/Construction Team
Our Sanctuary Expansion Team is
always looking for strong, healthy, outdoorsy people to
help build new waterfowl enclosures, or to lend
improvements to existing pens. Carpentry skills are a
real plus if you want to join this team.
Do you see something that
interests you? Sign up today!
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