We highly value our volunteers! We have numerous volunteer opportunities available to qualified individuals. From working directly with the animals to interacting with museum visitors, we are sure to have a volunteer opportunity that will play to your strengths. We have positions that range from limited time requirements to numerous hours per week.
If you are looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity in Decatur, Alabama, look no further than the Cook Museum. Search our volunteer listings and fill out our online application to get started!
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Animal Care Internship
The Animal Care Internship at the Cook Museum of Natural Science is created to provide hands-on experience with a variety of different animals in our Animal Care department. You will have the choice to intern in either our Aquatics area with freshwater and saltwater fish, turtles, and other aquatic invertebrates or our Ectotherms area with reptiles and insects. Throughout the program, you will be paired with one of our Animal Care professionals as a mentor. You will have the chance to learn husbandry topics including, but not limited to: animal nutrition, health, enrichment, and maintenance of habitats. You will also have the opportunity to perform your own animal care project to help develop your animal husbandry skills and will participate in informal education in teaching visitors about the animals. This opportunity to learn alongside the Cook Museum’s Animal Care team provides valuable experience towards future careers in the animal care field.
Length of internship: 2 months with a minimum of 20 hours per week. Shifts start at 7 am and may include weekends and holidays.
No phone calls, please.