Volunteers provide routine daily care for injured, sick, and orphaned native wildlife until they are ready for release back into the wild. Volunteer duties include preparation of diets, cleaning cages, admitting patients, feeding animals, answering phones, record keeping, and similar activities related to animal care. In addition, volunteers may participate in special projects, training, and cage building, as well as participating in animal releases.
Until further notice face coverings are required to be worn at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in animal wards.
Available Shifts: Year-Round, 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. during the winter months)
Applicants should be available to establish and commit to one six-hour shift on a recurring schedule of the same day and shift time every other week. (For example, 2:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. shift every other Friday).
Volunteers are selected through an interview process and must pass a review examination following formal training. Those selected must be available to begin serving shifts within a month of completing training.
Minimum age requirement is 16 years old. Youth between the ages of 12 - 15 years old can volunteer for this assignment with their parent or legal guardian. This adult must complete all required documents, training, and be available to serve alongside the child at each scheduled shift.
Apply to Volunteer
Interested in becoming a Zoo volunteer? Complete the online volunteer application and you will be contacted regarding orientation and training. Please complete only one application regardless of the area of interest.