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Our work is not possible without our Volunteers!

Volunteers are crucial to LTWC’s work, and the value of their time and dedication is immeasurable. They help feed and care for the wild animals staying with us, assist with animal transport and releases, pitch in with fundraisers and events, donate special skills and services, and keep our facility running.

Ways to Volunteer

Animal Care Volunteer


Each year, LTWC cares for hundreds of wild birds and animals. Our dedicated animal care and operations teams, along with seasonal volunteers, provide the needed medical care, nourishment, and skill-building to ensure a patient’s successful return to the wild.

Volunteers are trained in animal intake, care including food prep and feeding, safe handling protocols, and facility hygiene. Animal care shifts are conducted under the supervision of our Animal Care and/ or Operations teams.

Learn more about animal care volunteers. >

Transportation Volunteer


The animal transportation group will be active in transporting animals from various areas of rescue to LTWC. Volunteers in this category are utilized on an on-call basis.

Maintenance Volunteer


The property maintenance group will be active in fixing, updating, enhancing, and constructing areas of the property. This will include landscaping, building, animal enclosure work, and property perimeter maintenance.

Miscellaneous Volunteer


This group will be active in ad-hoc activities defined by the organization’s needs. This could include people with special skill sets including video production, legal expertise, fundraising, office work, food pickup, education etc.

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Join Us as a Volunteer!

Animal care volunteer sign-ups are limited. Annual sign-up sessions are announced on our website and social media pages.

Or contact our volunteer team to learn about non-animal care volunteer opportunities with Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care: volunteer@ltwc.org.