Principles of Volunteering at the Center
One of the Center’s most significant education programs is its volunteer program. Volunteering at the Center is all about learning. It is also about doing something for the community, especially the community of wild animals that live in and among our neighborhoods. There are no age barriers for volunteers; anyone of any age can come to the Center and participate in caring for animals and helping the Center provide for its own unique community.
Volunteers work on special events like our “Night of a Thousand Faces” Halloween event. Volunteers also conduct tours, raise money, walk our llama and goat, clean, feed and exercise reptiles, conduct birthday parties, and assist in the exams of animals for the Odd Pet Vet. As volunteers work and care for animals and our facility they are taught about the biology of life on Earth, about work and work ethic, and about how to ask investigative and discovery style questions. Volunteers work along side wildlife biologists, veterinarians, interns, and other volunteers. The Center embraces and encourages mentor style hands-on apprentice–type education and work.
If you are interested in volunteering, you can use the link below to download the application, and then when you are finished you can bring it in to the next scheduled volunteer training session. Volunteer training sessions are held on the third Saturday of every month from noon to 3:00 pm. You only have to attend one day of training. Do not mail these applications to us please, we prefer them to be hand-delivered at the session! Thanks!