Help Save Animals- Wildlife Handler

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


676 county road 513Pittstown, NJ 08867

One our our trained interns caring for a baby raccoon.


HANDLERS: Working hands-on with the animals, handling and feeding on a regular basis from their infancy to release. Every handler receives the same training regardless of previous experience and advances in skill each season. Other duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning cages, preparing food, dishes, laundry and other regular shift chores.
Primary Handler: Time requirement* - 4 hour shift twice a week totaling 8 hours a week. This opportunity is for the serious volunteer who has time, flexibility and wishes to learn the most about wildlife and rehabilitation. Note:Pre-exposure rabies vaccination is the volunteer’s responsibility and recommended for everyone.
Secondary Handler: Time requirement* - 6 hour shift once a week. This opportunity is limited to non- critical animals and non-rabies vector species.

Thank you so much for your interest in our Volunteer Program!

The next step is to visit our website at where you can view our volunteer descriptions and fill out an application. You may download the application and email it to Please let us know if you would prefer receiving a hard copy of our volunteer opportunities via mail instead, and the application may be mailed or faxed back. Once we have received your application, we will review it and notify you of the next upcoming Volunteer Orientation. The Volunteer Orientation serves as a general introduction to Woodlands Wildlife Refuge and an information session regarding your duties as a volunteer. Please call Melissa at 908-730-8300 ext 6 with any questions.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 -8 hrs / week

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