volunteers-at-releaseWe have many opportunities for you to share your time and talents with the Wildlife Center and our community!  From working on-site with animal care and facility upkeep to helping at community events and education programs, there are lots of fulfilling ways to make a difference.

We are open 7 days a week and have flexible shifts available to work within your schedule.  Because we rely so heavily on support from our volunteer team, we ask you make a 6-month commitment to volunteering with us, as well as coming on a regular, weekly basis for all on-site assignments (denoted with *).  All other assignments are considered on-call, as events and other activities arise.

Volunteer Assignments:

Animal Care*you’ll help directly with our patients, including cleaning their enclosures, assisting with swim time, preparing diets, medications, exercising, and more.

Animal Care Support* not comfortable working directly with animals, but still want to help?  We always need support with laundry, diet prep and cleaning tasks in order to keep our patients healthy, cared for, and comfortable.

Facilities Assistance* – assist with trimming the lawn, enclosure up-keep, and other hands-on projects related to keeping our patients safe and secure, and our center looking its best.

Education Programs help us cultivate a wildlife-respecting, conservation-minded community through education!  We deliver age-appropriate educational presentations to schools and a variety of community groups.

Community Outreach Team are you passionate about wildlife, environmental issues, and advocacy?  We’d love to have you with us at community events!  Help inform others about wildlife in need, collect donations, memberships, and more – and have fun doing it!

Animal Transport Network because of our extensive service area – from Newport, OR to Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula – we rely on a network of volunteers to help transport patients needing our help.  Volunteers in the network are contacted when we need assistance in your area.  Currently, we are looking for more help in Astoria and along the Long Beach Peninsula.

Email us at volunteer@coastwildlife.org for more information on how to get involved.