Entry Level Volunteer Opportunities
TWRC Wildlife Center
Houston, TX Posted 12/2/2020 Full Time & Part Time Volunteer

Busy Bee and Lizard Lounge


Volunteers at TWRC Wildlife Center are the backbone of our organization. They supply the force behind our mission to rehabilitate, release and education the public. We are inspired by our volunteers’ devotion to the community responsibility of caring for our Texas wildlife.


Since we started keeping records in 1992, our Center has helped more than 145,000 wild animals. Our volunteers have a very unique opportunity at TWRC. They get to be a part of an organization that established the first wildlife emergency facility in Houston, which has admitted over 392 different species. Over the years our seasoned volunteers and staff have acquired a great deal of knowledge and experience and are eager to share with individuals who want to join our mission to help wildlife. Volunteers leave here having the knowledge and ability to help any injured or orphaned wild animal they may encounter.


Entry Level Volunteer Opportunities Include:


Busy Bee

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for maintaining TWRC’s facility where the public bring injured, orphaned and ill wildlife for care. Our facility must be clean and orderly so that we can operate efficiently to provide quality care to wildlife in need. This entry level position is responsible for washing dishes and crates, animal laundry, assembling animal aquaria, food prep and other activities to support the center.

Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member, TWRC provides all training.
Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work at least 12 hours per month.


Lizard Lounge

Responsibilities: The lobby where the education animals reside is the first thing the public will see and smell when they enter the door. It is imperative that it be maintained to the highest standards. Our education animals deserve the best quality diets as well as a variety of enrichment activities. These animals are critical to the success of our education program. This entry level position is responsible for the daily feeding and care of all education animals (squirrels, opossum, screech owl, non-venomous snakes, turtles, lizards, and a woodpecker).


Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member, TWRC provides all training.
Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work at least 12 hours per month.



Attending a Center Volunteer Orientation is the first step to becoming a center volunteer at TWRC Wildlife Center.


This comprehensive one-hour orientation explains who we are, what we do, what we expect from our volunteers, and what our volunteers can expect from us. You will hear about all the various opportunities from assisting with center operations to directly working with the animals or getting involved with our Education Team. Additional training or registration fees may be required based on your interest. TWRC doesn’t require any previous experience with wildlife, but we look for people who can work well with others and make a commitment to participate at least 12 hours per month in any volunteer opportunity. While some of the opportunities listed above may have pre-requisites, TWRC Wildlife Center provides all necessary training.

TWRC Wildlife Center
10801 Hammerly Blvd., #200
Houston, TX 77043
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