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Our volunteer team is the backbone of the Northwoods Wildlife Center.  From feeding our resident animals to answering wildlife-related phone calls, assisting at fundraisers to rescuing and transporting wildlife in need, we sure keep our volunteers busy.  We are always looking to add more team members, so please join us!


Must be 18 to volunteer with animals at Northwoods Wildlife Center.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Animal Transport Driver

    Rescue and transport animals that have been found injured or orphaned to the Northwoods Wildlife Center. Must have own vehicle. We are unable to reimburse for gas or phone calls. Drivers are most often needed during spring and summer months.

  • Tour Guide

    Our Center houses permanent bird of prey and turtle residents that cannot be released for various reasons. Outdoor educational tours are offered throughout the year to the public. Tours last about 30 minutes, and background information is provided about all permanent residents. An outgoing personality and the ability to get along with all types of people and ages are necessary.

  • Animal Care Volunteer

    Prepare food and feed permanent animal residents at Northwoods Wildlife Center. Cleaning cages, dishes, countertops, and filling out feeding charts are all important aspects. Need to be able to work well with other people and independently. Please note that our patients are wild and are only handled when needed and as little as possible.

  • Fundraising and Events

    Help plan and organize Center events and fundraisers throughout the year such as Annual Photography contest and Gala, Night For Wildlife, and Fall Open House. With help of NWC staff and board of directors, come up with new fundraising techniques to help support our mission of providing a better future for wildlife.

  • Construction, Building Maintenance, and Woodworking

    Help build new cages, repair existing ones, build/tear down fences, be a crew leader or helper on specific work party days, paint walls, and other duties.

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* Please note that after completing the training you will automatically become a Substitute Resident Feeder unless a specific day is assigned to you.
If an interview is required, how can we reach you to set up an interview
Please answer the following questions:
Are you a year-round or seasonal resident?
Do you prefer to work alone or with others?
Do you prefer to work one day per week or as needed?
What days are you available?
Thank you for your support.
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Due to insurance reasons you must be 18 years old to volunteer at the Northwoods Wildlife Center.

No new volunteers are trained in the month of June due to the arrival of our new summer interns. Applications during this time are still accepted and interviews can be set up for the end of the month.

Applications are processed in the order they were received whenever possible. If it has been over a week since you applied and you have not heard rom the Center, you may call and check on the status of your application. Please ask for the Assistant Director of Education.

Please note the NWC reserves the right to conduct background checks on all new volunteers & interns.

Please sign and date to indicate that you have read the above, are over 18 and are interested in becoming a NWC volunteer.



Our mission is to provide a better future for wildlife through rehabilitation, education and research.

Thank you for your support! Everyone Can Help