VOLUNTEER - Outdoor Campus East

Fish Feeder

Purpose: To provide proper care to the fish in the aquarium and to educate the public about South Dakota fish.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Obtain specified fish food from local supplier
  • Feed the fish the required amount of food on the scheduled day
  • Inform our visitors about what you are doing and the types of fish they are seeing
  • Return all supplies to their proper place and clean up any spills in the aquarium area

Requirements/Skills:

  • Able to obtain the food from local suppliers (normally Scheels or J &M Bait and Tackle)
  • Able to reach the top of the tank in order to feed the fish
  • Must be willing to feed the fish small pieces of nightcrawlers
  • Able to clean up any spills on glass or graphic area of aquarium
  • Able to identify the fish in our aquarium and know basic facts about them
  • Enjoyment of visiting with people in a fun, entertaining atmosphere
  • Supervising people of all ages and directing them to further areas of interest.

Training Required:

  • Volunteer Orientation

Time Commitment:

  • A minimum of one feeding per month. May work more frequently
  • Time needed: any time after 10 am and before 3 pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays

Benefits:

  • A peaceful, enjoyable atmosphere to mingle with people and share their interests and enthusiasm.
  • Opportunity to experience the excitement of seeing the fish feed and learning their individual characteristics
  • Opportunity to share the enthusiasm of our visitors in watching the fish feed
  • Increase your knowledge of fish in South Dakota
  • Escape from everyday stress and absorb the beauty of our facility and the visitors who enjoy it

Questions or comments?

Contact Rachel Chamblin, Volunteer Coordinator
Email:
rachel.chamblin@state.sd.us

Address:
The Outdoor Campus
4500 S. Oxbow Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-4114