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

Wildlife Education Volunteers

*There is currently a waiting list for this position. You are welcome to apply but will not be contacted until opportunities become available.

Wildlife Center of Long Island provides a permanent home to wild ambassador animals with disabilities that prevent their release to the wild. Our Education volunteers help us to provide the highest level of care to these animals. In addition to animal care, volunteers help us educate the public about Long Island’s wildlife, the many challenges they face, and what actions can be taken to help these animals.

Turtle Rescue - Wildlife Center Of Long Island

Volunteers care for our animal ambassadors consisting of turtles, snakes, squirrels, opossums, doves, hawks, owls, and a crow. Daily responsibilities include cage cleaning, diet preparation, feeding, cage maintenance, and enrichment. Additionally, volunteers are responsible for assisting in general upkeep of the hospital including laundry, dishes, sweeping, and mopping.

Animal Care & Education volunteers will also have the chance to assist our educators on the many different educational programs we offer. Volunteers will help with transportation, organization, set-up/breakdown of programs and occasional animal handling. Speaking in these programs is not required!

Wildlife Education Programs


  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Extremely dependable and punctual attendance
  • One weekly four hour shift
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months (For more intensive, shorter term volunteering, please email [email protected].)
  • Ability to work on your feet and perform physical work (light lifting and bending) both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Excitement and willingness to learn about local wildlife

Volunteer Application

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