Volunteer

Do you love Wildlife?
Anxious to put your values to the test?

Fly like an eagle and volunteer today with the PRWC.

Currently the center has over 100 active volunteers contributing more than 12,000 hours a year in the service of injured wild birds or wild animals. They make a significant difference for the native wildlife they serve and they bring the Peace River Wildlife Center’s mission to life.

PRWC typically has over 100 permanently injured residents and admits over 2,500 patients per year. If you have a few hours a week that you can commit to our wildlife, these wild animals can sure use your help! As a PRWC volunteer you will commit to a regular weekly schedule, to be determined.

Here are some of the ways you can serve as a volunteer:

  • HABITAT ENRICHMENT – as an outside aviary and habitat cleaner (mornings)
  • GREETERS – welcoming guests as they enter the Center, introducing them to the Tour Guides
  • TOUR GUIDES – tour guide for guests who visit the center, including scheduled group tours
  • HOSPITAL – assisting rehab staff with cleaning and diet prep (morning & afternoon shifts)
  • GIFT SHOP – Cashier / Clerk
  • MAINTENANCE – as a maintenance specialist: carpenter, electrician, or plumber
  • OUTREACH PROGRAMS – public speaking such as schools, giving educational talks
  • WILDLIFE RESCUER / TRANSPORTER – (separate orientation and training required)
  • ORPHANED MAMMAL HOME-CARE PROVIDER – (separate orientation and training required)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Fill out an application that identifies your volunteer interests
  • Schedule your interview with the center’s volunteer coordinator (Anne Marie)
  • Attend an orientation and training session
  • Read and Follow the PRWC Volunteer Guidelines
  • Commit to your schedule

Are you seeing yourself now as a PRWC volunteer?
There are three easy ways to apply.

  1. Click here to apply online
  2. Click to download application and mail or hand deliver to PRWC
  3. Call (941) 637-3830 or stop in the office