Frequently Asked Questions

Please renew your membership online. We prefer this method so we can easily update your information.

Alternatively, you can pay by check made out to TWRC (Please reference membership in the memo line).

Mailing address:
TWRC Wildlife Center
10801 Hammerly Blvd., #200
Houston, TX 77043

New volunteers pay a membership fee when they sign up to become members at the Center Volunteer Orientation. Thereafter, membership is based on a calendar year and due December 31st

We recommend that all of our volunteers receive a Tetanus vaccine. Tetanus is caused by bacteria found in soil, dust, and manure. The bacteria enters the body through a wound, such as a deep cut. When people are infected, the bacteria produce a toxin (poison) in the body that causes serious, painful spasms and stiffness of all muscles in the body. This can lead to “locking” of the jaw so a person cannot open his or her mouth, swallow, or breathe. Complete recovery from tetanus can take months.

Anyone over the age of 14 can become a volunteer at TWRC Wildlife Center

Our hours vary according to season. During the busy season, we do have extended hours.  Find hours of operation on our contact page.

You will need to complete an Online Volunteer Orientation if you want to participate in any of the opportunities associated with the center:

  • General Center Operations – caring for the education animals, helping with admissions over the counter, answering the phones, and household chores
  • Animal Care Program
  • Education/Outreach Opportunities
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Vet Room Training
  • Fundraising
  • Data Entry
  • Become a Board Member.

There may be additional training required for specific volunteer positions, however, this is included in your registration fee and no additional cost to you. You will find volunteer registrations here.

TWRC Wildlife Center is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, therefore your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. TWRC Wildlife Center is a nonprofit charity operating since 1979. Our federal tax identification number is 74-2130258.

Recurring donations can be set up online by viewing the donation page.

Donations can be made online by visiting the donation page, or you may visit or call the Center at 713-468-TWRC. Our address is 10801 Hammerly Blvd, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77043.

Groups interested in one-time or short-term projects do not need to attend an orientation session. Based on the age, size, and availability of the group, we can arrange an appropriate activity for you. Please email our Center Coordinator and include the name of your organization, number of volunteers, and whether anyone in your group is under 18.

If you are seeking community service hours for school, an organization, or personal pleasure, please follow the steps to become a volunteer here. You will be in charge of any documentation, including tracking your volunteer hours on your own timesheet. You may request that a TWRC supervisor initial your timesheet each time you volunteer. If you require other documentation of your volunteer hours, including TWRC letterhead, please contact our volunteer coordinator

If you are seeking court-ordered community service hours, please contact us to request our Court Ordered Community Service Hour Form. Please Note: You must get approval to complete your hours at TWRC Wildlife Center before completing them. You will need to provide the nature of your charge, your age, number of service hours required, and the deadline by which the hours are due, and you must turn in a copy of any court documents.

Once you have completed your Online Volunteer Orientation and Quiz, you will receive an email invitation to the SignUp website. Proceed by following the instructions online to register and sign in. If do not receive this invitation within 3 business days, please call or contact the Volunteer Coordinator. Also, check your junk box. Many times, your invitation to SignUp will go to your junk box. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you can start your volunteer experience!

While TWRC can sign off on many types of community service hours, such as those hours needed for National Honor Society, National Charity Leagues and other community service organizations. We cannot sign off on hours needed for a CVA, because we do not have a full time Veterinary on staff to oversee volunteer hours.

TWRC’s legal name is Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, with its dba. TWRC Wildlife Center. Some employers list TWRC under the legal name and some under the dba. If you still can’t find us, please give us a call at 713-468-TWRC.

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