Volunteer

Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary depends on our amazing, dedicated volunteers to keep the sanctuary running and our animals happy and healthy. We would love to have your help too!

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please read about available positions below, fill out the relevant application form, and email it to us. Or, you can print it out and mail it to us. Not all positions involve working closely with our animals, but they are all vital to us giving our animals the best lives possible, and continuing to save lives. No matter the position, you WILL be making a real difference! We will try to get back to you as soon as possible, but please have patience for a response.

Tour Guide/Outreach

We are always looking for passionate individuals to give tours to the public. Our public tours cover the work our sanctuary does, the stories of our animals, and important issues related to wolves, wolfdogs, and conservation. We will train you extensively in all the necessary information and provide lots of support, plus you get to be around wolves! We are also looking for individuals who can help with off-site public outreach (booths at community events, school presentations, etc.) or our social media. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and with a driver’s license.

Fundraising

As a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit, fundraising is vital to Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary’s successful operation. We especially need fundraising assistance over the next several years as we conduct our capital campaign for our Relocation project. Fundraisers work with the Board of Directors and leadership to spread SFWS’s message, solicit donations, and apply for grants. Fundraising experience is helpful, but not required. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and with a driver’s license.

Maintenance

It takes a lot of work to keep our enclosures and facilities maintained and safe, and we are always looking for handymen and -women who can help us with repairs, upkeep, construction, or landscaping. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Administration/Other General Assistance

Tasks could include: office organization, filing, creating gift shop merchandise, cleaning and stocking the gift shop, or providing professional assistance.

Animal Care

Animal Care volunteers perform a number of different tasks: preparing food, feeding and watering, cleaning enclosures, washing up bowls, training animals, and many more. Animal Care volunteers may still be asked to help with other tasks (fundraising, tours, maintenance projects, etc.) as needed.

Prior experience with large animals, particularly exotics, is helpful but not required. Applicants must be able to commit to a regular shift at least one day of the week (shifts generally last at least 3-4 hours). There is a lot of work involved, but it is extremely rewarding! Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

 

Thank you for your interest in helping us care for our animals! We look forward to hearing from you.