Volunteers/interns are needed to help with daily husbandry, exhibit construction, and public relations. Please read the entire volunteer information on this website before contacting us. We need individuals and groups!
For safety concerns, volunteers must be 18 years or older. Also for safety concerns for you and the animals, we do NOT allow volunteers/interns to touch or to have any contact with the carnivores. Most of the animals at T&D's fall into this category. So, what can volunteers do? Volunteers help with a variety of aspects of animal care - some cleaning and feeding, food preparation, animal enrichment, ground maintenance, exhibit construction, giving tours, and helping the public. Our program is comparable to a small animal keeper.
We need volunteers May through September from Thursdays - Sundays. If you are interested in volunteering, please follow these links which include; application
, FAQ for test
, and a study guide
for the required test which is taken prior to volunteering. Please email us
after you have gone over the material for any additional questions or to set up a time for an interview.
Depending on what your university requires, internships can be similar to volunteering or more specific, such as having an approved project.
Become a docent! A docent is a volunteer who is interested in educating the public about specific animals. Usually docents are stationed in a section of a zoo or rescue and answer any questions about those animals that visitors may have. Docents may also give tours, make enrichment items, organize fundraisers, accomplish small projects, and help during special events. Docents can be any age...our docents have been college students and persons still working or retired who have a love of animals & T&D's. T&D's always needs docents. Even if you don't have a lot of time but want to help, this might be right for you. Please email or call us if you are interested!
Groups are needed for larger projects such as dragging brush, staining, painting, construction, etc. Girl and Boy Scouts, University fraternities, sororities, and environmental groups, and other groups have helped the animals in the past. Groups are also welcome to help by having fundraisers. We always need funding for materials or materials for new projects! Please contact us for current projects and how you can help!