Volunteer for Us!
“…let us remember the large number of citizens who, day in and day out, through acts volunteerism large and small, bring hope to so many of the world’s disadvantaged. Let us ensure that this wonderful resource, available in abundance to every nation, is recognized and supported as it works towards a more prosperous and peaceful world.” – Kofi Annan UN Secretary General
WIN is looking for people who are willing to donate a little time and really make a difference. We have exciting opportunities to get involved with our Rescue Center, public education programs, and environmental conservation projects (see the project part of the site for further information).
We welcome international volunteers and interns who would like to live and work at WIN. As a volunteer there are many ways you can help animals, people, and the environment:
Assist keepers in caring for the animals at the WIN Rescue Center including preparing food, cleaning cages, and providing environmental enrichment.
Assist grooms in caring for the horses at El Kabayo Stables.
Join rescue teams and respond to calls of sick and injured wildlife, turtles, and marine mammals.
Assist in monitoring macaques that have been released in our reintroduction program.
Assist in development and presentation of our community education programs.
Help with WIN administrative tasks and fundraising.
Assist in our Reef Check program. This is seasonal and requires diving certification.
We also have internship opportunities for professionals, postgraduates, and students in the following areas. Applicants must meet certain criteria and demonstrate a commitment to their field of interest. We can customize programs based on length of stay and specific interests.
Wildlife management, husbandry and veterinary medicine. Opportunities to assist our veterinarians at the Rescue Center and Animal Care Clinic. Veterinary students must have completed their second year of veterinary study.
Animal training (in cooperation with Ocean Adventure). A unique opportunity for those interested in learning about the use of positive reinforcement training to enhance the care, management, and presentation of marine and terrestrial animals
For more information please email: WildlifeInNeed@ix.netcom.com