Volunteer opportunities


We have a variety of ways you can get involved in the Center’s work! See our volunteer opportunities here>>>

See our internship opportunities here>>>

Becoming a volunteer


Commitment policy:

Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 9 hours per month. Shifts are in 3 hour increments so at least 3 shifts per month are needed to meet the minimum time requirement.

Age restrictions:

Those under 16 are not eligible to volunteer on SFWC property.

Students ages 16 and 17:

  • Must attend orientation with a parent or guardian.
  • Are allowed to volunteer unaccompanied by a parent/legal guardian and may not leave the property during the shift.
  • Are required to complete at least 40 hours in three (3) months.
  • Will get school paperwork signed upon completion of 40 hours.
  • Have limited interaction with animals until contributing at least 40 hours.

Process of applying

  • Carefully review the information above before applying.
  • If you would like to proceed, please fill out the volunteer application.
  • After review of your application, you will be invited to attend an orientation. If, after the orientation, we mutually determine this opportunity is a good fit, you will be asked to set up an interview to sign important paperwork, review the positions available and authorize a background check. Once the background check result is in, you will be contacted to set up a schedule and start volunteering!
  • At the end of your orientation session, if you are ready to proceed in the volunteering process, there will be a $25 non-refundable fee that will cover items including the background check and one volunteer t-shirt.

Organizations that wish to volunteer can also email info@southfloridawildlifecenter.org to set up a Day of Giving.


Internship/Externship Opportunities


Learn about our internships and apply>>>