We Can’t Do It Without You!
Florida Wildlife Hospital (FWH) would not be able to assist over 5,000 patients annually without the work of dedicated and motivated volunteers. Working side by side with staff, volunteers provide quality, compassionate care for our patients and help to empower our community through education to protect native Florida wildlife and their natural environment.
FWH strives to provide experiences that make the giving of volunteer time worthwhile, rewarding, and enriching. There are endless opportunities to learn about native wildlife and make a difference in the community while volunteering with FWH.
In 2022, our volunteers contributed 15,460 hours to help Keep Wildlife Wild!
Becoming A Volunteer
- Volunteers are expected to come in on a weekly basis (3.5 hours) and to notify the hospital if they are unable to come in for their regular shift.
- Volunteers should be able to commit to volunteering for at least 3 months.
Those under 16 years of age are not eligible to volunteer on FWH property.
Students ages 16 and 17:
- Must complete 30 hours within 4 months for paperwork for school to be signed off.
- Must have a Permission Form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
- We do not accept any court-ordered community service.
- Peanuts are a common ingredient in our animals’ diets. If you have a peanut allergy this may not be a good match for your volunteer needs.
- Submit application online.
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Attend one 1-hour online orientation
- Pay $40 fee which covers t-shirt, name badge, on-boarding paperwork, and a 1-year membership to the Florida Wildlife Hospital.
- Attend one 3-hour training day after attending orientation.
- Agree to and sign our Liability Release and all policies related to FWH.
Please understand that acceptance to the Volunteer Program is not automatic or guaranteed.
Current Volunteer Openings
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please indicate the primary area in which you’re interested in your application. We offer many growth opportunities and the chance to learn more ways to help as you progress in your volunteering. If you submit an application, it will only be considered for the open positions below.
How To Apply To Volunteer
For questions regarding Florida Wildlife Hospital’s Volunteer Program, please contact our Volunteer Manager at (321) 254-8843 ext. 202 or OVM@floridawildlifehospital.org
Please see our current volunteer openings and submit an application below apply to volunteer.
Volunteer Partner Groups
Bring your organization or business and give back in a BIG way! Group volunteer opportunities include gardening, building projects, and more. To learn about Volunteer Group Projects, including Eagle Scout and Gold Award projects, please contact our Volunteer Manager at OVM@floridawildlifehospital.org.