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New Mexico Wildlife Center

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Bald Eagle at New Mexico Wildlife Center
Maxwell is one of our most popular Ambassador Animals.

Discover the many ways that your time and support can impact the lives of native species of wildlife as well as those injured or orphaned. A non-profit organization, New Mexico Wildlife Center provides wildlife education to the public through onsite Ambassador Animals and in programs to local schools and groups. The center also rehabilitates all state-protected species of native wildlife.

Volunteers 18 and over are involved in almost everything we do, from caring for animals (in both rehabilitation and education), to maintenance of enclosures, fundraising events, and even office work. After completing 60 hours in these forms of service, volunteers may opt to learn to handle Ambassador animals (prior to that volunteers may not touch or handle the animals). Volunteers are needed for a variety of days and shifts, including Saturdays.

Thanks for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the premier wildlife education and rehabilitation center in New Mexico!

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About New Mexico Wildlife Center


PO Box 246, Espanola, NM 87532, US

Mission Statement

New Mexico Wildlife Center works to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public awareness, strategic partnerships and responsible wildlife rehabilitation.


Located in northern New Mexico, New Mexico Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a dual mission of wildlife care and science education. Each year we treat up to 800 animals ranging from hummingbirds to black bears. Our release rate back to the wild is typically 68%. Our facility includes treatment rooms and a surgery suite with anesthesia, and radiology. The rehab area includes over twenty mews for acclimatizing larger birds, plus six flight cages ranging from 20 to 100 feet in length. NMWC has 35+ education/display animals including eagles, bobcats, snakes, owls, hawks, and falcons. Every year over 5,000 children and adults hear our message on wildlife conservation and habitat protection through programs and events featuring our education animals. Additionally, we offer River Classroom to local schools that immerse students in a year-long program of hands-on science in their own back yards.


We'll work with your schedule.


19 Wheat StreetEspanola, NM 87532




  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typically one 3-4 hour shift on the same day each week
  • We will provide all necessary training

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