Project Wildlife - Ramona Campus
The goal of Project Wildlife’s rehabilitation efforts is to restore our sick and injured wild patients to full health so that they may be released safely back into their natural habitats. With close to 1,000 sick or injured animals, plus 29 animal ambassadors, cared for annually at our Ramona Campus, volunteers play a crucial role in these efforts year-round, seven days a week! We are grateful for the enthusiasm, dedication and love they share with us every day.
New volunteers are typically recruited seasonally, on an as-needed basis. During open recruitment periods, application links are available at the bottom of this page.
Volunteers assist staff in caring for wildlife patients, ambassador animals and San Nicolas Island cats on site. The 13-acre wildlife center provides care to wildlife including native predators such as bobcats, coyotes, bears and birds of prey. Volunteer tasks include cleaning, food prep, enrichment prep and office assistance.
Must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer around wildlife.
Must complete entire recruitment process and training series prior to independent volunteer service.
Must be able to stand for extended periods of time (up to four hours) and complete a variety of physically demanding tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Must make a minimum commitment of one full wildlife season (about 1 year). Due to the amount of time and resources that we invest in our volunteers, we are unable to offer one-time or short-term community service projects with the Project Wildlife team.
Application Process - 3 Steps:
Complete volunteer selection, placement and training is typically completed within 1 to 2 weeks after applying.
- Online application - We recruit new volunteers seasonally, on an as-needed basis.
- Online Learning - Complete your online eLearnings from home and then schedule your interview.
- Onsite Interview - Our onsite small group session includes a behind-the-scenes walking tour of the multi-building campus and an opportunity to practice the volunteer duties to determine if our activities are the right fit for you.
Recruitment Status: Not currently recruiting
Thank you for your interest in serving at our Ramona Campus. Our application period is currently closed, please check back in early 2024 for next season's recruitment period.