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!
New Mexico Wildlife Center connects people and wildlife for an abundant tomorrow.
Located in northern New Mexico, New Mexico Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife education. Each year we treat up to 800 animals ranging from hummingbirds to young deer and elk. Our release rate back to the wild is about 51%. Our facility includes treatment rooms and a surgery suite with anesthesia, and radiology. The rehab area includes several mews for acclimatizing larger birds and mammals, plus six flight cages ranging from 20 to 100 feet in length. NMWC has 37 education ambassador animals including eagles, bobcats, snakes, owls, hawks, and falcons. Every year over 5,000 children and adults visit the center to see the ambassador animals and hear our message on wildlife conservation and habitat protection through programs and events. 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.
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
19 Wheat StreetEspanola, NM87532
December 15, 2020
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Typically one 3-4 hour shift on the same day each week