Adult Volunteer Opportunities
Lindsay Wildlife Museum has many exciting volunteer opportunities! More than 500 volunteers help care for wildlife, teach children and adults, fundraise and plan special events, create exhibits, and provide customer service to visitors of all ages.
First Step to Becoming a Volunteer
To become a volunteer at Lindsay Wildlife Museum take our Volunteer Opportunities at Lindsay Wildlife Museum class and learn about all the ways to get involved.
Wildlife rehabilitation (ages 18+)
Make a difference! Join our nationally-recognized wildlife rehabilitation team and learn how to care for orphaned and injured native California wildlife. Wildlife rehabilitation volunteers support the daily care of over 5500 animals a year. This care includes, hand feeding baby birds and mammals, cleaning enclosures, washing dishes and laundry, setting up enclosures, releasing animals and much more. The first step is to take Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation offered in October and January. New volunteers begin in early April once all training is complete. Weekly three hour shifts are offered seven days a week.
Animal husbandry volunteers (ages 18+)
Love animals and do not mind getting dirty? Help care for the museum’s collection of non-releasable California wildlife! Animal husbandry volunteers support the daily operations of the animal encounters department including cleaning enclosures, preparing diets and providing enrichment for a variety of animals as well as general maintenance of work areas. Weekly four hour shifts are available seven days a week.
Museum interpreters (ages 18+)
Want to learn more about native California wildlife? Do you like to interact with people of all ages? Become a volunteer interpreter! Museum interpreters learn to educate museum visitors about the animals on exhibit and wildlife in our backyards. In addition to interpreting museum exhibits, you will provide informal and formal public presentations using live animals and natural history artifacts. Museum interpreter volunteers work a weekly three hour shift.
Docents (ages 18+)
Help educate school aged children and adults about native wildlife and their habitats by conducting museum programs and visiting classrooms. Take what you learn to special events in the community.
Natural history and exhibit volunteers (ages 18+)
Assist in the production of exhibits and help care for more than 15,000 artifacts and taxidermy specimens in our collection. Knowledge of arts and crafts and/or natural sciences is helpful.
Retail operations (ages 16+)
If you enjoy talking to the public, shopping for the perfect gift and helping people, consider becoming a volunteer for the museum store. Price merchandise, clean and stock the store, assist teachers and other customers and use the register.