- The primary function of this volunteer role is customer service. This position will welcome visitors into each paddock.
- The role of this position is to provide visitors with a bit of information about the animals and assist or encourage them to get involved.
- A partial responsibility of this role is to check if visitors are wearing wristbands (tickets). Docents may wish to talk directly to customers who are not displaying their tickets or forward this information on to a paid employee.
Animal Handling 4. Animal docents are also a big part of helping animals build trust and relationships with people. Spending time in the paddock allows docents to build rapport. 5. Animal docents may play a role in moving animals from various parts of the farm to another. 6. Animal docents may halter animals and do some light halter training or leading through the farm 7. Animal docents may assist with animal treatments, grooming and care.
Cleaning and prep 8. An animal docent may be asked to muck paddocks from time to time. 9. An animal docent may spend some time cleaning and tidying various work areas around the farm.