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Join our nationally-recognized wildlife rehabilitation team and learn how to care for orphaned and injured native California wildlife. This care includes hand feeding baby birds and mammals, cleaning enclosures, washing dishes and laundry, setting up enclosures, releasing animals, and much more. For more information, please see Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer Opportunities
Help care for the museum’s collection of non-releasable California wildlife! We ask our volunteers to commit to Lindsay Wildlife Experience and its Animal Ambassadors at least one year of service. The requirement is one 4-hour shift a week. The shift is set and we ask for our volunteers to be present at least three out of the four weeks in a month. This is to ensure that our volunteers are up to date with department updates and that our 70 permanent residents get the best care.
This is a physical volunteer job and requires standing, stooping, crouching, and lifting. Food preparation is required. Keep in mind, that we do feed meat to our carnivores and omnivores and all of our volunteers are required to handle meat products. If you are interested in volunteering with Animal Encounters email [email protected]
Volunteers in Lindsay’s Education Department are called Wildlife Educators, and they are empowered to fulfill our mission in many ways! Upon completion of their hands-on and applied training, Wildlife Educators are ready to assist in the following areas:
Lastly, an incredibly dedicated and qualified Wildlife Educator can be invited to join the Raptor Handling Team, a group that travels offsite to perform community outreach with Lindsay’s iconic raptors. That privilege comes following much training. In the meantime, won’t you join us? Please contact Carmen DeLeon, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, via email: [email protected]
This unpaid internship offers an unparalleled opportunity for hands-on experience with care and treatment of injured or orphaned native California wildlife. This position requires 28 hours per week from April to September (or October to March for fall/winter season). Interns help provide husbandry and medical care for patients, and educates the public on wildlife-related subjects. For more information, please see Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer Opportunities
This unpaid internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about husbandry for native animals in Lindsay’s permanent collection of non-releasable birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
Our internship program requires our Animal Keeper Interns to complete 280 internship hours. Interns are required to have two 8-hour shifts a week with one weekend day required. Intern applications are accepted at any time. Please e-mail Animal Keeper Lauren Amy ([email protected]
Questions? Contact [email protected]