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.

Office Assistant

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.