Oatland Island Wildlife Center has a variety of opportunities for adults over the age of 18. A few of the volunteer opportunities require a weekly/bi-weekly time commitment; whereas other opportunities can be done in a day! All adult volunteers may be subject to a background check depending on position. Please understand that due to the nature of our facility, there is very limited opportunity to handle and work directly with the animals in our collection. However, we do offer internship opportunities in our animal care department.
Types of Volunteer Opportunities
Below is a general list of volunteer opportunities at Oatland:
Guest Services: Multiple positions are available within guest services from assisting at the front desk to attending the admissions booth.
Special Events: Oatland has various events throughout the year: Halloween Hike, Harvest Festival, Spring Festival and the Fairy and Gnome Festival. Assistance is needed for preparation and for the actual event.
Horticulture: Do you have a green thumb? We need individuals to assist with general gardening duties on the property.
Facilities: Mr. or Mrs. Fix it? We have opportunities for you to work on a variety of projects and small tasks throughout the property.
Trail Docent: Do you enjoy interacting with the public? Then learn more about Oatland's animal collection and become a trail/exhibit docent. You will use artifacts, games, etc... to enhance our visitors experience at Oatland. This position requires mandatory training.
Adult Youth Volunteer: Assist with Oatland Wildlife Leaders Program (a year long program geared for teens to learn more about Oatland, wildlife and conservation). This position requires background check and mandatory training.
How to become an Adult Volunteer
Complete an online application. Oatland Island staff will be in touch with applicants about the next steps! Thank you!
To sign up for a special event click here.
OATLAND THANKS YOU!!