Volunteer Work with wildlife

St. Francis Wildlife Sanctuary - Princeton Junction, NJ


This is a fantastic opportunity for those seeking community service hours and for those who are thinking about a career working with animals. This volunteer community service position with a non-profit wildlife sanctuary requires the worker to be punctual, reliable, trustworthy and able to do physical labor. Responsibilities include feeding wild animals, feeding baby animals, cleaning cages, observing behavior...especially anything out of the ordinary, charting each interaction, and general cleaning duties (dishes, floors, stacking, cage maintenance, sanctuary maintenance, resupplying, mucking, garbage duty). Worker will be trained extensively on procedures and methods. Must be open to working with all types of wild mammals and reptiles native to NJ. Worker can work with species that are considered rabies vector species (such as raccoons) only if they have had preemptive rabies vaccination series and viable titer (can be requested through your doctor or through the ER if you say you work with wild animals). Workers will be required to declare a day or days and times they can work - and must stick to that schedule unless they find a sub. Shifts typically start at 8am, noon, 4pm and 8pm in the spring season when baby animals arrive (although the shifts may begin earlier this year). Additionally, when animals are ready to be released back into the wild, workers have the option of going out on the releases. NJ requires those who work directly with wildlife be at least 16 years of age, although you can work around wildlife if you are younger. Internships are available for college students. Please inquire about interning. Workers will always wear protective clothing and be gloved while working with wildlife and will be trained on safety practices and risks.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Internship

Salary: $0.00 /year

Working days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Benefits offered:

  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules
  • Others

Hours per week:

  • 10-19
  • Less than 10