Can I work with the animals? At present Wild Things Sanctuary is specializing in native bat care. New York state has rigorous requirements for people wanting to work hands-on with bats. If you want to volunteer with the Wild Things bats, you must:
Have your rabies vaccination series
Hold a New York State wildlife rehabilitation license. Find out more.
Be able to make a 6 month commitment volunteering 1/week
What kind of volunteer opportunities exist at Wild Things?
Transport of animals: your chance to drive a real batmobile!
Outdoor work: e.g., building brush piles and outdoor cages for animals, maintaining and building paths to the various outdoor cages.
Help with fundraising, social media, and public relations. You can hold a Facebook fundraise, help write a grant for Wild Things, or hold an event like a bake sale.
Photographers & videographers to help record video & audio of some of the patients' stories at Wild Things.