Wild Spirit is currently looking for Animal Care volunteers for start dates in June & September of 2018. Although we require a 6 month commitment, we are willing to make the exception for a few at a commitment of 12 weeks minimum.
The majority of our volunteer applicants are interested in working with our rescues, and we completely understand that. However, it’s important that animal care volunteer applicants know that the majority of their time will be spent doing other tasks, not working directly with the animals. They must also be prepared for extremely labor-intensive work, including heavy lifting, long hours of standing, repeated bending, and plenty of walking. Animal care volunteers spend most of their time in our Wolf Kitchen, where meals are prepared for the rescues, meat is sorted and processed, and a whole lot of clean-up follows after. In down time, seasonal chores and assisting in other departments also falls to our AC volunteers.
-Ability to follow instructions
-Ability to lift at least 50 lbs
-Time management skills
-Ability to live and communicate effectively with others
-Willingness to work indoors and outdoors
-Willingness to learn to guide tours for the public
-Understanding that working WITH the animals is a privilege