LTWC is currently looking for committed volunteers with professional animal care experience to help us care for injured and orphaned wildlife . In the future, we will offer other opportunities for volunteers with non-animal care experience.
Notice October 2020: LTWC is only onboarding new animal care volunteers with professional animal care experience.
What qualifies as professional animal care experience?
Relevant experience can include: work history with a wildlife rehabilitation organization or facility, veterinary hospitals/clinics, and sanctuaries or zoos.
If you do not have professional animal care experience:
Check this page for changes to this policy in the future; we will announce any updates here.
In the meantime, please consider donating your time in one of our other volunteer categories. LTWC has a wonderful community of dedicated individuals who help further our mission of rescuing wildlife by transporting animals, helping maintain our facilities, and donating professional services. We hope you will consider joining us!
Animal Care Volunteer Responsibilities
Ideal candidates will have the ability to follow detailed instructions and procedures, the ability to take direction and work with a team.
New volunteers are required to commit to one 3-4 hour shift per week during our busy season, which runs June-September.
Volunteers will be required to attend an orientation and then additional specific species trainings.
Wildlife rehabilitation is not a glamorous job. There is an emotional component to this work, but it can also be very rewarding. You will not always be doing hands-on animal work. The job can require standing for long periods, walking, lifting, heavy cleaning, scrubbing, hosing, laundry, food prep, enclosure setup, repair and maintenance, repetitive motion, bending over, stepping on ladders, walking uneven terrain and other physically demanding activities. New volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
To apply, please complete the form below. If you have any questions please do not call the center. Contact the volunteer organizer directly at firstname.lastname@example.org