Youth Volunteers

WildCare's Youth Volunteer Program is for high school students! 

Every spring and summer, WildCare experiences what is referred to as “Baby Season,” when our patient load soars with orphans and injured wildlife in need of care.

We are looking for student volunteers to assist our adult Hospital Volunteers and Medical Staff with support tasks such as sweeping, mopping, laundry, dishes, patient diet prep and husbandry.

It is very important to note: while Student Volunteers will be working within the Wildlife Hospital and will, at times, have the unique opportunity to see wildlife patients up close, they will NOT be working hands-on with any animals.

The work all of our volunteers do is imperative in order to maintain and deliver our high level of care for our wildlife patients! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the behind-the-scenes operations of a Wildlife Hospital.

Students who successfully volunteer in this program will be given priority when applying for an adult Hospital Volunteer position (18 years and up).

The Youth Volunteer Orientation will be held in person for accepted applicants at WildCare on an upcoming Saturday (TBD) from 10am to 1pm.

2023 Youth Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students

WildCare's Youth Wildlife Hospital Volunteer opportunity is currently closed.

Please check again for our next youth opportunity this fall.

Volunteering in WildCare's Wildlife Hospital

Our Wildlife Hospital cares for over 3,500 wild animals a year, from as many as 200 different species. We provide ongoing care for our patients seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year with a dedicated team of staff and more than 250 volunteers.

Our goal? To restore our wild patients to full health so that they may be released safely back to their natural habitats.

Student Volunteers learn species identification, hygiene and safety precautions and protocols, and proper diet and food preparation. Hospital staff provides comprehensive diagnoses and treatments for our patients utilizing x-rays, blood work and more, and the work our Student Volunteers do make this care possible. Everyone works together to accommodate the feeding, cleaning and medication requirements of each patient.

Volunteer Requirements and Additional Information