Volunteer Info

Thank you for your interest in giving the gift of your time. Volunteers are essential and critical in fulfilling our mission.

WOODLANDS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS! Interested in volunteering with wildlife? Download an application and attend one of our orientations below (you only need to attend one!) Please RSVP ahead of time by sending your completed application and orientation donation to wildlife_rehab@yahoo.com, via fax to 908-730-8311, or by mail to P.O. Box 5046 Clinton, NJ 08809. We will confirm your attendance and respond with directions and a volunteer manual. Message us or call with any questions! We hope to see you there!

Woodlands has many of opportunities for anyone who wishes to volunteer. Various positions are available ranging from working directly with wildlife, and caging maintenance, to assisting with our education programs, or board and committee members. No experience is necessary as we provide all training necessary.

Minimum age requirement is 16.

Click here for a pdf that details our various volunteer positions, along with details and contact information that will help get you started! (updated 2023)

Click Here to download an excerpt from our volunteer manual.

Click Here to download our Rabies Vaccination information sheet.

Upcoming Orientations: (Attending 1 orientation is required. Application and $10 donation must be sent to reserve your spot prior to orientation. The $10 donation is required with your application to reserve your spot and offset costs.)

Upcoming Orientations:

Application and pre registration is required to attend any of these orientations.

Sunday February 5, 2023 1pm-3pm in person at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge

Saturday March 25th, 2023 1pm-3pm in person at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge

Saturday June 3, 2023 1pm-3pm in person at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge

Saturday Sept 9, 2023 1pm-3pm in person at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge

If you are interested in volunteering please send in your application via email, mail, or fax to 908-730-8311 and we will contact you with directions. The required $10 orientation donation may be paid online below, by phone to 908-730-8300 ext 6, or by mail. Check back here for updates.

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Interested in joining our Board of Trustees?

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge welcomes new prospects for our committees and Board of Trustees. We seek a variety of professional skills, and professional or personal experience in community outreach, fundraising and leadership. Nonprofit board experience is desirable but not required.
Woodlands Wildlife Refuge is a nonprofit organization that has served New Jersey’s wildlife and human communities since 1986. Woodlands is recognized statewide and internationally as an effective provider to those communities and wildlife in need. It is well known for its quality animal care, wildlife rehabilitation programs, public education and community service. As its animal admissions and day to day work load continue to increase development activities are focused on ensuring that Woodlands continues to meet those demands. Woodlands’ is dedicated to planning for the future and serving generations to come, both human and wild.

Interested in becoming a board member? Click below for more information

Board member expectations information. Click Here

If interested in applying please click here for a Board of Trustees application.

Click here for committee information.

Become a release site!

Do you have property that can be used to release rehabilitated wildlife?

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge is in search of release sites for the various species we care for. As you can imagine, the continued loss of habitat makes this more difficult each year. We pride ourselves on giving our successfully rehabilitated animals the best possible second chance. Proper release into suitable habitats is critical and each species has certain requirements. Providing a safe place to release wild animals back into their natural habitats can be very rewarding. You will help to give them the second chance they deserve. Beinga New Jersey wildlife rehabilitation center, we can only release wildlife within the state. If you are interested in being part of our release program please fill out the enclosed form and send to the address on the bottom. We would love to consider your land for a possible release site. We will look over all responses and contact you as needed to go over details. Thank you for your consideration of this program.

Click here to download the release site application