Becoming a Wolf Park volunteer is more than a great opportunity to learn about wolves and their place in the world. It is a means of helping the cause of wildlife preservation and promoting the welfare of wolves in the wild and in captivity and furthering Wolf Park’s mission of research, education and conservation.
What are the volunteer requirements?
- Be willing to help on a regular basis over a long period of time (months or even years)
- Have your own transportation
- Commit to at least 12 hours per month (more is better!)
- Be at least 18 years old
What do volunteers do?
- Give tours
- Collect admission fees and staff the gift shop
- Help clean enclosures and aid with other maintenance projects
- Assist with crowd control and set up during special events
- Help feed and water the animals during the week
Wolf Park will provide you with an orientation and reading materials about the Park. This will help you become acquainted with our mission, regulations, wolves and other animals. You will likely begin by taking admission or working in the Gift Shop. With time and training, you will be able to give tours, feed and water the animals, and perform other duties.
All volunteers should expect to volunteer for several weeks before going into enclosures with the animals. New volunteers will also need to listen to the lectures, and learn as much as possible about the animals. Animal time is very minimal, especially for new volunteers.
Volunteer Coordinator: Dana Drenzek – firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Orientation Dates (registration required):
September 6, November 1
(please bring your volunteer applications with you or e-mail them before the orientation dates)