Lindsay Wildlife’s Volunteer Fair is on Saturday, March 16

Are you passionate about helping wildlife and educating people about their wild neighbors? Lindsay Wildlife Experience is holding a volunteer fair on Saturday, March 16 from 11:30 – 2:30 for people ages 13 and up who want to help rehabilitate wildlife and educate the public about their wild neighbors. The event will be held rain or shine at Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 First Avenue in Walnut Creek, and will include visits with some of Lindsay’s live animal ambassadors.

Lindsay Wildlife staff and volunteers will be on hand to speak about volunteer opportunities in homecare of wildlife hospital patients, hospital shifts to help with patient and baby bird care, education programs to educate Lindsay guests and schoolchildren, husbandry shifts to care for our resident animal ambassadors, and participation in our youth program. There are also specialized hospital opportunities to assist with animal enclosure repair and maintenance, aviary construction, and to work on the Hotline helping the public with wildlife-related issues.

One of the most pressing needs for the rehabilitation hospital is homecare. This rewarding volunteer opportunity allows people to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in their homes after the animals receive treatment in Lindsay’s wildlife rehabilitation hospital. With the arrival of baby animal season, there is an urgent need for volunteers to care for all of the various species of California native wildlife received in Lindsay’s wildlife rehabilitation hospital.

“Volunteers are the foundation and backbone of Lindsay Wildlife Experience and this is especially true in our rehabilitation hospital,” said Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Manager Peter Flowers. “Homecare allows us to expand our capabilities and resources to care for so many more animals. Volunteers will be a part of a team with decades of experience and have access to all of Lindsay’s resources to learn and care for many of the species that we receive every year. This can be a big commitment but very rewarding.”

Lindsay is home to over 60 animal ambassadors, most of which are  California natives that were rescued and determined to be unfit to return to the wild. Our Animal Encounters volunteers help to perform the husbandry for these ambassador animals so they can have enriched and healthy lives in human care and support our mission to educate the public on our wild world.

Education volunteers help teach the public and students about local wildlife through working directly with our live animal ambassadors and natural history specimens. Our Education volunteers are integral to executing our Lindsay mission of connecting people with wildlife and spreading conservation awareness to our local community.

Lindsay’s Natural History Collection has over 16,000 specimens including  taxidermy, skeletons, gems, minerals, fossils, and herbarium. Our Natural History volunteers are integral in completing inventories, pulling specimens for educational programs, and aiding in general upkeep.