Volunteer

 

Marion a the Volunteer Table

Wolf Park Depends on Volunteers!

Volunteer Coordinator:

Kimber Hendrix – kimber@wolfpark.org

Want to join us? Print out a Volunteer Application!

2017 Orientation Dates:

Every Third Thursday of the Month 6-8pm

  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21

Every Second Saturday of the Month 9-11am

  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

Interested future volunteers must fill out an application and register for an orientation date. Please email kimber@wolfpark.org to register.

Becoming a Volunteer:

Becoming a Wolf Park volunteer is more than a great opportunity to learn about wolves and their place in the world — it is a means of helping the cause of wildlife preservation and promoting the welfare of wolves in the wild and in captivity along with supporting a non-profit organization.

Volunteers at Wolf Park play an integral part in making daily operations successful and allowing our visitors to have an enjoyable experience.

We define volunteers as those who help at the Park on a regular basis, over a long period of time, such as months or even years. These people must be able to provide their own transportation and accommodations. If you live far from Wolf Park and cannot volunteer regularly, but are interested in something more than a visit, please consider our internship or practicum programs. These programs enable you to live on the property for a period of from one to three months, and will give you some hands-on experience with the animals.

All volunteers are expected to work at least 12 hours a month; however, volunteering more time is greatly appreciated.

Volunteers are needed on Howl Nights and weekends to:

  • Collect entrance money from the public and to staff the gift shop
  • Give tours
  • Assist with crowd control

Volunteers are needed during the week to:

  • Help with ground maintenance and cleaning enclosures.
  • Assist with public relations and fund raising
  • Give tours
  • Collect entrance money from the public and to staff the gift shop

As a New Volunteer:

The Park will provide you with an orientation and provide reading materials about the Park. This will help you become acquainted with our mission, regulations, wolves and other animals. You will likely begin by taking admission or working in the gift shop. With time and training, you will be able to give tours and perform other duties.

Animal interaction is a privilege given with time and experience.   Gaining thorough knowledge of the animals is important before interacting with them.  Our wolves are socialized, but we have to follow very strict guidelines for both human safety and that of the animals. New volunteers will also need to listen to the lectures, and learn as much about the animals as possible. Animal time is very minimal, especially for new volunteers.