Wildlife Hotline: (516) 674-0982
Wildlife Center of Long Island
Wildlife Hotline: (516) 674-0982

Ways to Get Involved

Wildlife Center of Long Island offers several types of volunteer opportunities to help support our ever-growing organization. Volunteers may provide daily care for our permanent animal ambassadors, work alongside our rehabilitators caring for current wildlife patients, or go out in the field rescuing and transporting sick, injured, and orphaned animals in need. 

Employment Opportunities

We are currently hiring! We are in need of a Wildlife Ambassador Caretaker and a Wildlife Hotline Operator. Click the link below for more information.

Wildlife Center Office Volunteers

Join our dynamic team as an Office Volunteer at Wildlife Center of Long Island, where you’ll play a crucial role in managing our vital wildlife hotline. In this position, you’ll work hand-in-hand with our seasoned hotline operators to streamline the intake of new animals, coordinate pickups, and handle a variety of essential office tasks.

Youth Wildlife Conservation Team

Are you a high school student passionate about wildlife and the environment? Wildlife Center of Long Island invites students aged 14-18 to become a part of our dynamic Wildlife Conservation Program.

Wildlife Education Volunteer Opportunities

Our Education volunteers help us to provide the highest level of care to our non-releasable animal ambassadors. In addition to animal care, volunteers help us educate the public about Long Island’s wildlife.

*There is currently a waiting list for this position.

Wildlife Rescue & Transport Volunteer Opportunities

Rescue & Transport volunteers work out in the field to capture, contain, and transport injured and orphaned animals to our hospital on Long Island.

Wildlife Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

Wildlife Center of Long Island operates a year-round wildlife rehabilitation hospital which serves 2,300 injured and orphaned wild patients each year from throughout Queens, Nassau and Western Suffolk counties.

*There is currently a waiting list for this position. 

Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships

Wildlife Center of Long Island Rehabilitation Interns help to provide care to injured, orphaned and sick patients at our hospital. In exchange, interns receive professional training, experience and an extensive introduction to the field of wildlife rehabilitation.  

How can kids help wildlife?

There are tons of ways that kids can help local wildlife including: fundraising, donation drives, backyard projects & learning about the local wildlife in their area.