If you have a passion for conservation, education, or simply a desire to work with your peers and the public, consider joining our team of talented and dedicated volunteers. 

What Can Volunteers Do?

At Fossil Rim, volunteers have the opportunity to perform a variety of tasks, and will receive any required training. They will grow in their knowledge and understanding of Fossil Rim's conservation-focused mission, while assisting our employees in providing the public with engaging opportunities to connect with nature.

Here are a few examples of how volunteers help us to further our mission:

  • Hosting welcome tables
  • Driving for tours
  • Assisting with Environmental Learning programs
  • Hosting discovery stations
  • Assisting with trail maintenance
  • Leading Nature Exploration hikes
  • Assisting with special events
  • Helping with workday projects

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Volunteers do not have opportunities to work directly with animals or animal care.

The Volunteer Process

The first step in applying to be a volunteer with Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is to attend a Volunteer Information Session. We have completed our spring informational sessions, but keep eye on this page for updates. Click on the button below to share your contact information to be alerted when there are new opportunities! 

If you have any questions or concerns about volunteering, send your name, phone number and any relevant information to volunteer@fossilrim.org.

Is there an age requirement or limit?

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old to volunteer at Fossil Rim. Age is not limited except in the case of driving vehicles. 

Can I bring along my friends or family?

Guests are not allowed to accompany volunteers unless they too are volunteering and have completed all required training and paperwork.

Do you offer remote opportunities?

We do not offer any remote volunteer opportunities at this time. 

Can I interact with the animals?

Hands-on interactions and animal care will NOT be a part of any volunteer assignment. However, viewing of animals alongside guests may occur. 

How many hours do I need to complete?

Our volunteers are encouraged to complete 40+ hours per year.