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One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary & ROOTS Institute

  • 5 people are interested
One Heart Wild

If you love animals, helping people and bringing change to our community through better relationships with animals and each other, and you enjoy raising money to support these causes, WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!

One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary cares for a limited number of animals on purpose. We are mindful about our space and the basic need of all social animals to belong in a stable social "family" in order to heal and feel their best. The Sanctuary residents help teach our visitors and students what is possible when humans and nonhumans come together in a mutually beneficial friendship. When empathy for animals and birds is present it improves the lives of all.

We have an Animals & Empathy elementary and summer camp program; a humane education program that we take to the schools and bring to the Sanctuary to help kids take the perspective of animals in their lives and in nature. Reading, creativity, writing and physical activites all have a human animal bond theme.

Our professional services include equine experiential learning and psychotherapy sessions, groups, and workshops. We are always working to obtain scholarship funding to support kids and families to recieve services at low to no cost. Kids and teens at risk, foster kids and families and active and retired military personnel and families are areas of focus.

If you feel connected to our cause and have an interest in or passion for fundraising, we would love to have your on our team.

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About One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary & ROOTS Institute


12620 Willamette Meridian Road Northwest, SILVERDALE, WA 98383, US

Mission Statement

We exist to promote the health, well-being and welfare of humans, animals, and nature through mutually beneficial relationships. One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary envisions a community that inspires healing, kindness, and advocacy through empathic relationships with all life on earth. One Heart Wild is committed to recognizing the rights of all individuals to mutual respect; acceptance of others without biases based on differences or status of any kind, including but not limited to, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or species.


The importance of the human-nonhuman animal connection is becoming widely understood. What began as casual observations--how aquariums can reduce blood pressure or how petting a dog can reduce anxiety in nursing homes--has grown into exciting scientific disciplines. Within mutually beneficial experiences, Animal Assisted Self Development & Psychotherapy has the capacity to improve social-emotional skills, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and nonverbal communication.

Healing and growth is a two-way street at One Heart Wild. Here, animals, many with physical and emotional wounds created by traumatic experiences with humans, are carefully selected to meet our requirements--especially those governed by capacity limitations, quality of care standards & environmental impact. With time, understanding, and a stable social environment, the animals to which we provide sanctuary not only recover, but grow an increasing capacity to help heal our human community.

ROOTS Institute represents a scientific, and ethically sound paradigm shift in animal assisted self development/ psychotherapy training. ROOTS facilitators enable mutually beneficial social-emotional growth using tested principles of psychology, ethology, and neuroscience while meeting or exceeding the Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling Competencies developed by the American Counseling Association & Animal Assisted Therapy in Mental Health Interest Network.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Therapy
  • Habitat Restoration


  • People 55+


  • 5 hours per week

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