Roger Williams Park is looking for responsible, caring and nurturing animal lovers to spend some quality time with the newest RWP ambassadors –  our baby goats!

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Three baby goats are coming to the Park this spring!  They will have the very important role of helping to control poison ivy and other invasive plant species.

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Volunteers are needed to watch over the goats as they graze out in the fields.  Goat herders are needed to keep the goats safe from potential predators such as coyotes, foxes, and owls and ensure the (very curious!) goats do not get their heads stuck in the portable fencing.

Volunteers also need to pet, cuddle and talk with the goats.  They need lots of interaction with people while they are young so that they will be friendly ambassadors to Park visitors.

Walkers are needed to bring the goats to and from their barn at the Botanical Center to their grazing spot each day. The goats wake early and will be ready to get out and graze by 8:30 am and brought back to the Botanical Center by 3 pm.  The goats will be able to walk on a leash.

If you are interested in caring for the newest resident of Roger Williams Park, download and submit the GOAT_Volunteer Application by Friday, May 11.

For more information please contact Lesley Lambert at Llambert@providenceri.gov

2 thoughts on “Volunteers needed to care for the newest RWP residents!”

  1. Kate says:

    Are you still seeking volunteers? I’m interested in volunteering but just found out about this opportunity.
    Please let me know either way.
    Thank you.

    1. MFischer says:

      Thanks for your interest, Kate! Yes, the Botanical Center has an ongoing need for new volunteers to work with the Park’s goats. You can find information and a volunteer application here: http://www.providenceri.gov/botanical/volunteering/

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