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As a non-profit, we rely on our amazing and generous volunteers. We could not do what we do without our volunteers. Giving us their time, talents, and effort, and furthering our mission every day.

The Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida in Venice, FL needs your help! We can use your help with rescues, transports, fundraising, collecting supplies, feeding animals, etc. Please be patient with us as we handle

them in the order received. Please also note that the application below does not guarantee placement. While we appreciate your willingness to volunteer, we may not have availability in the area you desire. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding a submitted application you can email our Coordinator at

Volunteer with Us
Are You A Full-time Resident?
Our center's mission is to release our patients back into the wild. We limit human exposure as much as possible. Unless it is part of your duties, can you refrain from touching, holding, comforting or talking to animals?
Working with wildlife can be physically demanding. You will certainly be exposed to cleaners. Do you have any limitations that could affect your placement? (If so, we will discuss in an interview.)
Some patients can be severly ill or suffering a terrible injury. Animals can die despite good care. Can you bear witness to this without adversely affecting your emotional health?
Have You Received Rabies Vaccinations?
Are you asking to volunteer for required or mandated community service hours? (Required hours must be disclosed in advance to receive a verification from us.)
Which days are you available? Please select which mornings and/or evenings below:

Please check which areas you may be interested in.

Note: All areas involved with direct animal care involve cleaning of enclosures, food prep and delivery, as well as laundry.

Please check all that apply.

Please Review Our Policies Before Signing Below.

Thanks for applying to volunteer with us! We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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