Volunteers are a vital part of Wonders of Wildlife, committed to our mission and sharing that mission with our guests. Volunteers provide valuable assistance with administrative duties, special events, education programs, animal care, community outreach and public interpretation. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and professions, and bring a variety of experience, skill and knowledge to WOW. Of course, no prior experience is necessary — we'll teach you what you need to know. Whether you have just a few hours each month to spare, or are looking for a new avenue in life, there is a home for you here.
Currently we have openings in the following areas:
Animal Care Assistant / Intern
Help maintain and clean mammal, bird, fish, reptile, and amphibian holding areas. Daily food preparation and feeding. Daily observation and record keeping.
Education Assistant / Intern
Assist with program development. Assist with special events. Assist instructors during camps and educational presentations. Travel to area locations to assist with outreach programs. Share the conservation message with the public.
Prepare mailings and sort mail. Filing and data entry. Photocopying, preparing files, and faxing documents. Assist departments with specific projects. Wonders of Wildlife offers service learning, practicum and internship opportunities in all positions.
If you're interested in getting involved, please fill out a Volunteer Application
Mailing Address: Email: Rjcalfee@wondersofwildlife.org
Wonders of Wildlife Fax: 417-225-1148
Attn: Volunteers Dept.
500 W. Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807
If you have questions on our volunteer opportunities, please call the volunteer department @ 417-225-1134.