Volunteering is a great way to become involved with The Wildcat Sanctuary and the work we do to help captive wild cats. We rely on skilled volunteers to help with a number of important tasks, including construction, grounds maintenance, special events and domestic animal care. All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. All on-site volunteers must carry a valid health insurance policy.
Our Volunteer program for individuals
We are in search of generous community members who are interested in helping us achieve our mission by using their established skill set to complete assigned work in an independent manner. Each volunteer’s experience is unique and dependent on the amount of time they wish to contribute and the skills they offer. Please see the “Current Needs” section for open volunteer positions.
We reserve the right to reject applicants that are not a good fit for our needs or our philosophy. There are no contracts between TWS and its volunteers. All volunteers are considered “at will,” which means they could be terminated at any time with or without cause without subjecting the organization to a claim for breach of an employment contract.
Our Volunteers and their responsibilities
Some volunteers prefer to contribute by doing routine duties like cleaning or mowing the lawn, while others are skill-based volunteers who come to us with extensive experience in editing or graphic design. Regardless of the task, each individual volunteer commits a minimum of 1 full shift per month to maintain “active” volunteer status. Individual Volunteers are responsible for maintaining their volunteer schedule, tracking their hours, completing their work on time and within the agreed upon direction, and communicating with the Outreach Coordinator. The right volunteer is someone who understands this commitment, is dedicated to completing the task at hand, and believes strongly in our mission.
To be consider for a volunteer position at The Wildcat Sanctuary, please complete the application below. We will follow up with you to discuss your application further.
Our Current Needs
Our current needs are outlined below. For more details on our current needs, CLICK HERE.
- Grounds keeper and lawn mowing
- On-site Construction
- Marketing and Public Relations
- Office Cleaner
- Graphic Design for on-line store
- Handyman – small engine repair is a bonus!
- Enrichment Creation Lead – good for crafters!
- Domestic Animal Care
Our volunteer program for groups or out-of-state individuals – Crew Days
“Crew Days” are a great way to volunteer for one day with a group of people that you assemble. Clubs, civic groups, and other groups are welcome to help with on-site construction and related grounds keeping projects. Crews must be between 8-12 people. All volunteers in your group must be capable of outdoor, physical work and 18 years or older. Crew Day participants are required to sign a volunteer release form and attend a safety meeting the morning of their Crew Day.
While we encourage groups to organize several Crew Days throughout the year, the minimum time commitment is a one-day, on-site shift from 10am-4pm. All Crew Days are scheduled and approved by our Outreach Coordinator. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and the Crew Day application. Currently, this is our only option for out-of-state supporters who would like to volunteer. We reserve the right to decline groups/individuals that do not match the skill set needed or our mission, vision and values.