Onsite Help

There's always work to be done at the Center. The jobs aren't always glamorous, but they do all come with the benefit of getting to observe the wolves. There is no physical contact with the wolves.

  • Ground Maintenance: We could always use help cleaning, cutting grass, clearing brush, assisting with the various construction tasks and projects that arise (weekday morning/afternoon availability)
  • Assistant Guides: Assist with programs, set up, and clean up while participating in the educational program as a center representative
  • Roadkill Deer Acquistion and Handling: Assist with acquistion and handling of road kill deer.  This volunteer position is on call, requires a clean driving record, the abilty to lift 60 lbs, and you must live within 15-20 miles of the wolf center


We are sustained by donations from individuals, so another huge way people of all ages can help us is by conducting their own fund-raising events for the Wolf Conservation Center. It doesn't have to be difficult or even involve too much preparation or planning – we want you to enjoy whatever you do with us or on our behalf!


If you are interested in applying for a volunteer position, please fill out a volunteer application through our Volunteer Portal.  Applications will be reviewed for fit against current openings and needs. Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee acceptance of all applications.  If there is interest we will reach out for an interview.  For all volunteers over the age of 18 there is a $25 application fee*, paid upon acceptance, to cover background check costs which can be paid via cash, check or credit card over the phone.

*There is an additional cost associated with background checks for prospective NYC applicants

We require that all volunteers commit to at least 2 volunteer shifts per month for a minimum of 2 months and be at least 16 years old.  Short-term volunteer opportunities and community service opportunities may be available on a case-by-case basis.  For additional information about volunteering, please email volunteer@nywolf.org.

The WCC is not in a position to offer a stipend, housing, or transportation and we are unfortunately unable to consider international applicants at this time.

Wolf Conservation Center P.O. Box 421 South Salem, NY 10590-1123

Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting Grounds and Assistant Guides volunteers as we are currently at capacity. Please check back again soon!

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