Kelsey Creek Farm Summer Volunteer
New participants register online at myparksandrecreation.com. Registration will begin in mid-March.
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Department:
Parks & Community ServicesSeason:
SummerJob site: Kelsey Creek Farm ParkLength of commitment:
One weekTraining required/provided:
YesPosition reports to: Pam Myers
Farm/OutdoorsCriminal Background Check required:
Ages: 12-14 years old
84656 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri, Jul 7-11
84658 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri, Jul 21-25
Ages: 14-18 years old
84655 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri, Jun 23-27
84657 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri, Jul 14-18
84659 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri, Jul 28 - Aug 1
84660 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8
The session below is designed for experienced volunteers who want a more in-depth understanding of animal care and behavior, and daily operations of a farm. Prerequisite - must have volunteered a minimum of one summer prior to 2014. Summer of 2014 volunteers do not qualify for this session.
Ages: 14-18 years old
84661 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri, Aug 11-15
Volunteers assist the farm staff with daily operations in this week-long program. Volunteers will help with the animal chores, participate in special projects and learn responsible animal care. All this, and earn community service hours too! You need to have a willingness to learn and the ability to be on your feet for a physically-active day. Also, you must have a tolerance for being outside and working in a farm environment in close proximity to animals, hay, vegetation and dust. Participants must be capable of understanding and following directions, and be able to begin on Monday.
All volunteers will be required to complete a Criminal Background Check and provide their Social Security number. Limit - one session per participant for either the Farm, Art or Log Cabin summer volunteer program. Please choose only one volunteer program per participant.
Assist with cleaning the barn.
Clean and maintain the small animal area.
Prepare farm animals' meals.
Provide general farm maintenance.
Reply to inquiries from the public.
Uphold customer service standards.
An interest in all farm animals
Ability to communicate and work well with others
Ability to function in a barn environment
Willingness to work hard
Ability to learn new tasks and information
Earn community service hours for school credit
Prepare for future employment
Gain knowledge about a variety of farm animals
Learn about the community and Kelsey Creek Farm
Gain a sense of responsibility
All volunteers are required to wear:
- A volunteer T-shirt (will be provided)
- Proper attire for farm environment
- Closed-toed shoes; no sandals
Registration is required. Visit myparksandrecreation.com or call 425-452-6885 or e-mail Kelseycreekfarm@bellevuewa.gov.