Volunteer For Second Chances Wildlife

Second Chances has no paid employees. We depend on volunteers for all aspects of running a successful charity organization. While we do not always have openings for direct animal care volunteering, there are many other ways that your time and talents would be useful: grant searching, grant writing, picking up and transporting animals, enclosure maintenance, grounds maintenance, man a booth at festivals and farmers markets, and contacting businesses and schools. If you have some teaching experience, we’d love to have you on our education team! These aspects are every bit as important as taking direct care of our animals. If caring for the animals, volunteers are asked to commit to certain days and times each week and it is crucial that these mutually arranged times are kept.

Please note that if you 18 years or older and are interested in working with the animal care side of this nonprofit, there are a few things you should know first:

  • We do not play with nor handle our animals unless we have to do so.
  • There is always a risk of being bit and some animals’ teeth are very impressive.
  • There is always a risk of disease and parasites.
  • Cleaning cages is a big part of our day. It is far from glamorous.

We are also in need of PR/fundraiser volunteers. This is an important role with us!

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please complete the application and return to the address listed on it. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Application (Word Document, right click and select “Save target as”)

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Volunteers are not paid, not because they are not worthless, but because they are priceless.

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time: they have the heart.