Hi. I am fifteen and want to volunteer during the summer. Reading the previous comments, Katrina repeatedly says for volunteers under 17 a parent must stay. Do you mean while the minor is volunteering?
A parent accompanies people under 18 while volunteering at the Center. If you have any questions about that, Steve Martin will be happy to talk to you. He can be reached at 781 682 4878 x126. Thank you. Katrina
Hi , my name is Greg I’m 13, turning 14 in July, I have been interested in volunteering at the center for some time now, I have been interested Ina nimals, especially reptiles for I believe 2 years now, I have a private collection at home, diablo, a red tail boa, mojo, a normal ball python, L.G, a leopard gecko, and Shelly, a two year old red eared slider. If I were to be looking into volunteering, where can I find all the info I’ll need, ??
Hi Greg, You can find all the info you need under the volunteer page on our website. We have a volunteer orientation the third Saturday of every month at 12 noon. You can download and bring an application with you or you can get one at the Center. If you want to talk to someone and have questions, please call Steve Martin at 781 682 4878. He will be happy to talk to you. All of our volunteers under 17 have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. I am excited that you are going to come it. We look forward to meeting you.
Im Megan and 15 turning 16 in November, I really want to volunteer but what if my parents can’t stay???
Hi Megan, Best to give our volunteer coordinator a call at 781 682 4878 x126. He will have all the answers you need. Have a good night.
Hi, I am thinking about volunteering. Right now I am 14 and wondering as a volunteer what would I be doing? Thanks!
Hi Robbie, There is a volunteer orientation at the Center on the third Saturday of each month at 12 noon. Coming to that is a great way to learn about all the opportunities for volunteering. Our volunteers under 17 do need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. I hope you can come to the next one!
I was wondering if anyone could help me find the times and positions available for vounteering? I cna’t find them on the actual application that you download. I am very interested in volunteering and am in love with all animals!
Hi Kayla, If you can’t find it on the site, give us a call at 781 682 4878 and we will mail one to you. We have a volunteer orientation on the third Saturday or every month at 12 noon. You can attend and get one then if you would like. Thanks. Have a good day.
i would like to volunteer during the summer but i don’t know the location and i love working with animals. i looked every where to volunteer but couldn’t find one until now. i’m planning to go into DVM but i still have two more year left until i go to college.
Hi Jae, The Center is located in South Weymouth, MA at 500 Columbian Street. Our phone number is 781 682 4878. We hold a volunteer orientation the third Saturday of each month at noon. Here you can ask questions and fill out an application. Anyone under 17 has to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Have a great day! Hope to see you soon.
thank you for the reply. i want to volunteer during the summer but my mother won’t let me volunteer and it 2 hours away. i really want to volunteer there because there isn’t a lot of place where i can volunteer here.
Hi Jae, Yeah, two hours is a long drive. College students who intern at the Center can stay here while they work – just to keep in mind when you start college. I hope you can find another place closer to where you live. This week we will be putting up a live camera of our raccoons if you want to tune in. Thanks for writing! Have a good summer katrina
Ive been trying to volunteer here for over 2 months now, you figure they would jump for some free hands to help, but I never heard back, not a word!!!!;( I am currently a student for Vet Assisting and alls I want to do is get my feet wet, Im willing to do anything just to get my foot in the door, Im sooo eager to learn and help!!!! I wish they would get back to me with some kind of reply…;(
Hello Dawn, Not sure why you haven’t heard back. Have you filled out a volunteer application – you can download one from the website and send it in. Once a month there is a volunteer orientation – please call for date. Volunteers don’t work in our hospital however, but some folks start there. If you are wanting to be considered an application for a undergrad student internship there is also an application form to fill out on our website and fill it. If you have already done these and haven’t heard back, I apologize. We are in the process of orienting a new veterinarian, who is terrific, Dr. Rob. As you can imagine, we are up to our eyeballs in baby wildlife this time of year. Please understand that there are only 3 full timers at the Center, the rest are volunteers. We are not a government organization, nor are we part of a large nonprofit or universities. We are a few people from your community who came together to try to make the world a better place. We are fully booked with internships this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go ahead and put in an application if you have not done so already. All interns have to be fully rabies vaccinated. If you would like, you can also place a phone call to follow up on an application you have submitted to Dr. Rob Admanski at 781 682 4878 x114. Your interest is important to us and I hope you will also come visit. Best regards, Katrina
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I volunteered at the Center for 2 summers. I really loved becoming involved in such a helpful organization. It is experiences like this that have made me more confident in the natural sciences. The Center is a great sanctuary for both injured wildlife and education. I also love how the building itself is a sustainable construction. This partly inspired me to pursue a major in Sustainable Development and Architecture.
Sarah- thank you so much for your comments! it is people like you that help keep us working hard to care for wildlife and humans. best, katrina
As a volunteer 20 some years ago, the Center has helped mold my career choices. It all started with an orphaned baby bird.
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