When you are ready to apply to become a volunteer, click below to find a step-by-step guide to walk you through the process.
DCHS's Wildlife Center takes in thousands of injured, sick, 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 to cage construction and maintenance. If working with wildlife interests you, please consider our Wildlife Assistant volunteer position.
Recruitment of new Wildlife Assistants is from January 1 through March 13 of 2024. If you do not apply within this recruitment period, you will need to wait until 2025 to volunteer in our Wildlife Center.
Wildlife Assistant — [pdf]
Assist with daily care of wild animals for eventual release back into the wild. Recruitment period is January 1 through March 13. Positions are limited.
Wildlife Receptionist — [pdf]
Assist with public phone inquiries and admitting of wildlife for eventual release back into the wild. Recruitment period is January 1 through mid-March.