Opportunities to Help With Education
Company: TWRC Wildlife Center
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Volunteer
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 11/16/2017
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Adventure Guide, Rockin’ Robin, Surfin’ Bird and JAGs

 

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.

 

Opportunities to Help With Education Include: 

 

Adventure Guide

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for leading our wildlife camp programs.
Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member and be at least 18 years of age.
Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work a minimum of 3 shifts per week – for 5 camp weeks between June and August.


Rockin’ Robin

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for facilitating informal education programs (Festivals, service project events, birthday parties) and assisting with formal education programs (classroom programs, lectures, scout merit programs, center tours, etc.). To fully support wildlife, we must help the public understand how to live harmoniously with all of them.
Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member and be at least 15 years of age.
Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work a minimum of 1 shift quarterly.


Surfin’ Bird

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for completing internship specific projects or goals and assisting with formal and informal education programming.
Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member and be at least 18 years of age.
Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work a minimum of 1 shift per week during internship.


JAGs

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for assisting with Summer Wildlife Camp programs as a Junior Adventure Guide.
Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member and be at least 14 years of age.
Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work a minimum of 3 shifts per week – for 5 camp weeks between June and August.

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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.

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