Get Involved

Help support local wildlife by becoming a volunteer or intern! Basic requirements of both roles specific to animal handling include:

  • Having the mental and physical capabilities of providing a variety of wild animal care
    • Bending, reaching, stretching, long periods of standing, etc.
    • Excellent hand/eye coordination; quick reflexes
    • Learn and follow different guidelines and procedures per area, per animal
    • Demonstrates excellent judgement in escalating any concerns to staff
    • A mature attitude, the ability to focus, and an excellent sense of prioritization
  • The ability to follow directions and guidelines for working responsibly with animals
  • Respecting the fact that animals are wild and need to stay wild. There is no cuddling, petting or treating animals like pets.

Become a Volunteer

Become an Intern

If volunteering or internships aren’t right for you, how about becoming a member?

Fox Valley Wildlife Center memberships give you the opportunity to sponsor an animal in need. You can become a contributing member in helping an animal gain the care that they require. Learn more about memberships.