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Posted on: March 1, 2019

New Volunteer Opportunity: Become a Bark Ranger

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Do you love walking trails? Engaging with others? Or have a passion for the environment? Help us keep Weston’s trails and open spaces enjoyable for everyone.  The Town of Weston is actively seeking volunteers to assist the Conservation and Animal Control departments in spreading awareness of the Town's rules and regulations for dogs and dog owners.  


Volunteer responsibilities will include hiking our trails, engaging and educating visitors about their dog walking habits, and collecting data, all while modeling good dog walking behavior. 

Requirements

  • Attend a 2-hour training on Monday, March 25th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Commit to monitoring at least twice per week for at least 1 hour per visit 
  • Submit a data collection report after each outing
  • Be willing to approach strangers and provide positive reinforcement when good dog behavior is observed 
  • Provide gentle reminders and suggestions when dog owners are behaving badly
  • The ideal candidate would also be interested in providing outreach information at various community events (such as Spring Fling on April 27th) and/or greeting visitors at trailheads


For additional information, see weston.org/BarkRanger. 

Ready to make a difference in your community? Fill out an online volunteer application today.

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