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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.

WOLF PARK DEPENDS ON VOLUNTEERS!

Wolf Park’s mission stems from a commitment to education, conservation, and research that focuses on animals and their importance to the natural environment.  A volunteer works alongside Wolf Park Staff Members to help achieve that mission every day through a variety of ways. 

We strive to match your passion with the needs of the park so that together we can work hard to be a good member of the local community as well as serve our visitors who come from around the world. Many of the skills learned at Wolf Park transfer to other areas of life (i.e., public speaking, customer service) and can provide you with some real-world experience. Want to join us after taking a look at the information below? Complete a Volunteer Application!

ANIMAL CARE VOLUNTEER

Requirements

  • 18 years old
  • Signed waiver
  • Background check
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and walk 1/2 mile on uneven terrain
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Respect and Adherence to all Wolf Park Rules and Safety Protocols

Expectations

  • Treat all persons at Wolf Park with positive regard
  • Attend assigned shifts and orientations
  • Commitment to a minimum of 6 hours/month (average)
  • Commitment to Wolf Park Mission
  • Commitment to Wolf Park Training

General Orientation Schedule

  • Welcome to Wolf Park Orientation
  • Meatball Orientation
  • Safety Orientation

*After 30 hours of service, volunteer qualifies for free contact visits with animals

Assignments available to Animal Care Volunteer

  • Butchering
  • Treat Prep
  • Clean Empty Enclosures
  • Sodapop Care
  • Fox Program
  • Crowd Control
  • Deer Runs
  • MET (when qualified)
  • Meatballs (when qualified)
  • Daily Duties
  • Groundskeeping
  • Education Interludes
  • Enclosure Maintenance

GUEST SERVICES/EDUCATION VOLUNTEER

Requirements

  • 16 years old
    • Parental/guardian consent (if minor)
  • Commitment of 6 hours/month (average)
  • Signed waiver
  • Background check
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and walk 1/2 mile on uneven terrain
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
  • Respect and Adherence to all Wolf Park Rules and Safety Protocols

Expectations

  • Treat all persons at Wolf Park with positive regard
  • Attend assigned shifts and orientations
  • Commitment to a minimum of 6 hours/month (average)
  • Commitment to Wolf Park Mission
  • Commitment to Wolf Park Training

General Orientation Schedule 

  • Welcome to Wolf Park Orientation
  • Docent Training
  • Tour Clearance

*After 30 hours of service, volunteer qualifies for visits with animals after safety orientation

Assignments available to Guest Services/Education Volunteer

  • Tour Docent
  • Program Docent
  • Admissions
  • Gift Shop
  • Crowd Control
  • Daily Duties
  • Groundskeeping
  • Education Interludes
  • Enclosure Maintenance

We work with all volunteers to encourage positive relationships with the animals, which may allow at times for opportunities to engage with them