Principles of Volunteering at the Center

Download the volunteer application hereVolunteer Application



Description: Each month New England Wildlife Center invites families, school groups, boy and girl scout clubs and individuals to work alongside educators to complete special projects. This is a great opportunity for high school students to complete up to 5 hours of needed community service in a single day. As a small organization, we rely heavily on community support to continue our mission of caring for our wildlife, and providing engaging, hands-on education for students of all ages. Hosted by volunteer coordinator Jack Banagis, this month’s volunteer day prepares for spring by doing much needed outdoor work. We will organize spare wildlife caging, and clean up much of the areas used by our staff to rehabilitate outdoors. We will buy you pizza, and will also have arts and crafts for any young family members. As we prepare for this upcoming volunteer day we are looking for the following equipment:

Weed whackers, shovels and lawn mowers

If you have any equipment that could be used during the day we would greatly appreciate it! Contact us to sign up! Contact us to sign up! Contact us to sign up! Contact us to sign up!


2. Odd Pet Vet Lobby Host [Weekly Scheduling]

Description: New England Wildlife Center’s largest fee-for-service is our exotic veterinary pet practice. Staffed by 3 compassionate, experienced veterinarians the Odd Pet Vet aims to keep your furry, scaly, and feathered friends in the best health! As a Lobby host, we are seeking social, friendly volunteers to enhance the waiting experience for clients by acting as a host, helping to answer their questions, interacting with pets, and baking cookies (THE MOST IMPORTANT THING! WE LOVE COOKIES!!!). If you are interested, please contact Jack Banagis to talk about availability. Odd Pet Vet appointments are scheduled 7 days a week.



One of the Center’s most significant education programs is its volunteer program. Volunteering at the Center is all about learning. It is also about doing something for the community, especially the community of wild animals that live in and among our neighborhoods. There are no age barriers for volunteers; anyone of any age can come to the Center and participate in caring for animals and helping the Center provide for its own unique community.

Currently, New England Wildlife Center’s volunteer program asks those interested in volunteering to take a look at the positions we are looking to fill. We are open 7 days a week from 10 AM to 4 PM. To get started, take a look at the list of jobs we currently need below. We also run single-day volunteer session once a month, where groups, families and individuals come in to help with a specific project. You can DOWNLOAD OUR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION ABOVE OR BELOW, and fax it to 781-682-4872, drop it off in person, or email it to Jack Banagis our volunteer coordinator at jack.banagis@newildlife.org

Volunteers work on special events like our “Night of a Thousand Faces” Halloween event.  Volunteers also conduct tours, raise money, walk our two goats, clean, feed and exercise reptiles, assist with birthday parties, and in the exams of animals for the Odd Pet Vet.  As volunteers work and care for animals and our facility they are taught about the biology of life on Earth, about work and work ethic, and about how to ask investigative and discovery style questions.  Volunteers work along side wildlife biologists, veterinarians, interns, and other volunteers.  The Center embraces and encourages mentor style hands-on apprentice–type education and work. Volunteers do not work directly with the sick, injured or orphaned wildlife present in the Hospital. If you are interested in working with wildlife, we recommend looking into our year-round internship program.

If you are interested in volunteerin


g, you can use the link below to download the application. You can also reference particular open volunteer positions in the application, if you come across one that fits your interests. Volunteers must then attend a scheduled orientation to become proficient at working in the building. All questions regarding volunteering can be directed to Volunteer Manager Jack Banagis, who can be reached at 781-682-4878 x126. You can also email him directly at Jack.Banagis@newildlife.org

For Questions & Inquiries: Contact volunteer manager Jack Banagis

Phone: 781-682-4878 x126.

Email: jack.banagis@newildlife.org

Download the volunteer application hereVolunteer Application