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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is accepting Short-Term Volunteer applications for the 2020 season!

For over 20 years, Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary has depended on the generosity, tenacity, assiduousness, and enthusiasm of volunteers who help and support the Wild Spirit Team, and consequently our rescues.

Individuals or groups can apply to become Short-Term Volunteers, which requires a 1- to 3-month commitment. Applicants must also be 21 years or older to apply.

Please note that Short-Term Volunteers do not work directly with our rescues, but all efforts benefit our animals.

Daily tasks for Short-Term Volunteers may include building and maintenance projects, working in our Gift Shop, providing tours to our guests, preparing food for our rescues in Wolf Kitchen, and maintaining the Sanctuary grounds throughout all seasons.

At this time, housing is not guaranteed for Short-Term Volunteers, but when it is possible, accommodations will be made for participants.

Volunteers are always welcome to camp for free throughout the duration of their stay in our on-site campground. There is a two-stall shower house available for volunteers to use, as well as a washer and dryer.

There is no drug or alcohol use permitted on Sanctuary property. Animal interaction is a privilege and not a right granted to volunteers only after extensive training. Interacting with animals without express permission will result in immediate dismissal.

What Are the Requirements to Apply?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To start the process, please email a letter of interest and your resume to:

Want to learn more about volunteering for Wild Spirit?

Visit our website to read about the rules and regulations, our culture, living arrangements, stipends, and tips from past volunteers:

Want to speak to a past and/or current Team member?

Email the Team at to get connected with someone to address your questions, concerns, or excitements!

The Team loves to welcome enthusiastic, passionate, responsible, and hard-working people to help us provide the best care and environment to our rescues. It’s all about them, after all!

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About Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary


378 Candy Kitchen Rd, HC 61 Box 28, Ramah, NM 87321, US

Mission Statement

RESCUE - SANCTUARY - EDUCATION To provide permanent, safe sanctuary for abused, abandoned, and unwanted captive-bred wolves, wolf-dogs, and other innately wild canid species rescued primarily as a result of the exotic pet trade. To educate the public about the different species cared for at the Sanctuary, the cruelties of the exotic pet trade, and the humane treatment and respect of wild animals.


Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in the rural, high-desert community of Candy Kitchen, New Mexico. Dedicated to rescuing displaced, unwanted, and un-releasable captive-bred wolves, wolf-dogs, and other wild canine species, including foxes, coyotes, New Guinea singing dogs, and Australian dingoes, Wild Spirit has welcomed animals from all over the United States. Each rescue is provided lifetime care through nutrition, medical support, enrichment, and animal companionship, when applicable.

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary operates with an "Animals Come First" attitude. As an organization that predominately rescues captive-bred, wild canines as a direct result of the exotic pet trade, this is vital. Not only does Wild Spirit focus its educational efforts on informing the public about the different species, but also on the cruel realities of the exotic pet trade and what happens to wild animals when they are forced into captivity.

"Wild Animals Are Not Pets" is the motto at Wild Spirit, and that message is relayed loud and clear throughout all of the programs offered. Furthermore, Wild Spirit teaches the public about the humane treatment of wild animals, about the relationships between people and other life through respectful, compassionate co-existence, and about humanity’s important role as having the choice to be a part of the change needed to see ecosystems heal and thrive.


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378 Candy Kitchen RdHC 61 Box 28Ramah, NM 87321



  • Customer Service
  • Fundraising
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking


  • Group


  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1- to 3-months
  • Time management; Team-oriented; Can accurately follow instructions; Critical thinking; Problem-solving; Able to lift at least 50 lbs; and Self-motivated

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