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200 19th Street NorthBirmingham, AL 35203


Mcwane Science Center counts on the Animal Caretaker volunteer to provide care and enrichment of the animals in our living collection. These volunteers will be responsible for the general animal care including, feedings, cleaning, and handling. Animal Caretakers should be self-directed, attentive to details, and comfortable handling a variety of animals. Previous animal handling experience is preferred, but not required.

1. Must be 18 years or older
2. Able to sit/stand for extended periods of time
3. Fill out and submit an online application
4. Interview with a Science Engagement team member
5. Successful completion and return of DHR criminal background checks
6. Attend all training session required by McWane Science Center
7. Commit to 1 year of service with at least 8 hours per month


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year of service with at least 8 hours per month
  • Submit online application

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