How to Volunteer with the Wildlife Science Center


Benefits of Being a Wildlife Science Center Volunteer

Are you fascinated by gray or red wolves? Or maybe you find the black bear, cougar, lynx or bobcat intriguing? You'll find these creatures and more -- raccoons, hawks, and porcupines -- at the Wildlife Science Center. If you want to get up close and personal to any of these animals, then volunteering at the Wildlife Science Center is the perfect opportunity to do so.

In order to become a volunteer, you have to receive training. If you're interested in pursuing a job in animal care, the training you receive at the Wildlife Science Center could be valuable to a future career. The same goes for education, as the bulk of volunteer work there is dedicated to teaching the public about these animals and their environments. Volunteers can also build valuable technology skills working in clerical positions or gain sales experience in the gift shop.

Beyond the initial training, volunteers are granted additional educational opportunities. You can receive extra training through seminars, workshops and lectures. You'll also get to go behind the scenes and observe the animals far closer than anyone in the public is allowed. Furthermore, all volunteers receive free admission to tours and events, along with a discount for any purchases at the gift shop [source: Wildlife Science Center].

If you'd like to learn more about volunteering and the Wildlife Science Center, visit the links on the following page.

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