DCHS's Wildlife Center takes in over 3,800 ill, injured or orphaned wild animals every year with the goal of treating and releasing healthy animals back to their natural habitats. Volunteers help us with everything from direct animal care and answering phone calls to cage construction and maintenance. If working with wildlife interests you, please consider our Wildlife Assistant or Wildlife Receptionist volunteer positions.
Please note that due to COVID-19 the recruitment of new volunteers has been severely limited. Recruitment of new Wildlife Assistants or Wildlife Receptionists will begin in early 2022.
If you would like to join our wildlife team, please monitor this webpage to learn when we will be recruiting again.
Wildlife Assistant — [pdf]
Assist with daily care of wild animals for eventual release back into the wild. Recruitment period is January 1 through April 1. Positions are limited so apply early!
Wildlife Receptionist — [pdf]
Assist with phone calls and members of the public bringing in ill, injured or orphaned wild animals. Recruitment period is January 1 through July 1. Positions are limited so apply early!