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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 way to support wildlife conservation and promote the welfare of wolves in human care.

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? Click the button below! 

Volunteer Requirements & Expectations

  • 18 years old (Animal Care) | 16 years old (Education, Public Engagement, Facilities and Grounds)
    • Parental/guardian consent (if minor)
  • Signed waiver & Background check
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and walk 1/2 mile on uneven terrain
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds (Animal Care) | Ability to lift 20 pounds (Education, Public Engagement, Facilities and Grounds)
  • Respect and Adherence to all Wolf Park Rules and Safety Protocols
  • 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 & Wolf Park Training

ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANCE

  • Wellness Checks
  • Enclosure/Equipment/Building Cleaning 
  • Food Donation Pick-up 
  • Deer Pick-Ups 
  • Diet Preparation 
  • Feeding 
  • Treat Preparation 
  • Enrichment

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANCE

  • Visitors Center Staffing
  • Event Preparation 
  • Crowd Control/Runners for Events/Seminars 
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising 
  • Asking for Corporate Donations 
  • Street Team 
  • Mass Mailings 
  • Cataloging Archives
  • Proofreaders

EDUCATION ASSISTANCE

  • Tours & Programs 
  • Docents 
  • Summer Camps 
  • Off Site/Private Conservation Programs
  • Offsite Wolf Park Presentations 
  • Blog/Newsletter Content Creators
  • Design Exhibits 
  • Code Videos 
  • Research Assistance 

FACILITIES & GROUNDS ASSISTANCE

  • Office Assistance 
  • General Cleaning 
  • Conservation Projects 
  • Removal of Invasives 
  • Landscaping/Grounds Maintenance 
  • Enclosure Builds/Repairs 
  • Winterization