Have you ever wondered what it must be like to care for lions, tigers, and wolves?

Have you been looking for a way to make a difference at the Conservators Center?

Volunteering may be the right fit for you!


In order to help you determine whether volunteering at the Conservators Center is for you, we require that you take a tour prior to signing up for a volunteer orientation.

Please Note: Becoming a trained volunteer at the Conservators Center requires time and energy. If a periodic, unscheduled volunteer experience is most appropriate for you, then the Conservators Center may not be the right place. In order to help volunteers retain the important information they’ve learned, we ask that volunteers spend at least 2 days a month at the Center. In the early stages of volunteering, you may want to consider a weekly commitment while you are learning how the organization works.

For safety reasons, we do not accept volunteers under 18.

Interested in finding out the different ways you can volunteer? See below for information on each major area of the organization and how you can become a part of one (or all) of them, and for more information about how to apply.


A group of volunteers works on a serval enclosure.

A group of volunteers works on a serval enclosure.

Volunteering in Animal Care and Construction

Are you interested in learning what it takes to care for the many animal residents at the Conservators Center? There is no better way to meet the animals and learn about their care than by volunteering with the Animal Care staff. Click here for more information about volunteering in Animal Care and Construction.

 


Volunteering in the Visitors’ Center

Working outside is not for everyone, and our volunteers in the building are just as critical for the care of our animals since they are helping facilitate the organization’s income. The Visitors’ Center is the hub for everything: visitors, interns, staff, and volunteers. A wide variety of tour-related and administrative responsibilities are available for folks who are interested in helping introduce the Conservators Center to visitors. Click here for more information about volunteering in the Visitors’ Center.

 


Two of our wonderful volunteers stuff burlap sacks with hay for Pumpkin Prowl 2013.

Two of our wonderful volunteers stuff burlap sacks with hay for Pumpkin Prowl 2013.

 

Volunteering for Events

The Conservators Center is known for its great parties and events. It takes a huge number of volunteers to run these events, and our volunteers enjoy being part of the fun. Click here for more information about volunteering for events.

 


Volunteering a Unique Skillset

You may possess a skill that is tremendously valuable to us – and we’ll never know unless you tell us! If you have a particular skill that you are interested in sharing (eg, gardening, cooking, welding, carpentry), please let us know so that we can work to tailor your volunteer experience. Click here for more information about volunteering a unique skillset.

 


Volunteering for Everything

It can be hard to choose what you want to specialize in while volunteering at the Conservators Center. Guess what: You don’t have to choose! We are happy to crosstrain volunteers who are interested in developing a broader understanding of the Conservators Center. Click here for more information about crosstraining.