Volunteer Dues are based on a calendar year, and are due by December 31st for the following year.
We now require all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID and to present their vaccination card.
We recommend that all of our volunteers receive a Tetanus vaccine.
Tetanus is caused by bacteria found in soil, dust, and manure. The bacteria enter 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.
Due to the nature of our work. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
We encourage all interested potential volunteers to attend our Initial Volunteer Interest meeting where they will learn more about our program and the center in general. Potential volunteers are then required to submit an application as well as our program dues. After this step, new volunteers will be invited to our official Volunteer Orientation where they will receive a checklist to complete before moving to the next step in the training process. After volunteers have completed their checklist, they are welcome to sign up for shadow training in their area of choice. All volunteers must complete at least three shadow training sessions and receive manager approval before signing up for regular volunteer shifts. This process ensures consistency and the best possible care for our patients!
TWRC Wildlife Center is a nonprofit charity operating since 1979 and 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. Our federal tax identification number is 74-2130258.
All taxable donations over $30 will receive a tax donation letter.
Donations to TWRC Wildlife Center can be made several ways:
- Online by visiting our donation page (credit card or PayPal)
- In person (cash, check, or credit card)
- By phone 713-468-TWRC (credit card)
- By mail (cash or check)
All donations may be made out to the TWRC Wildlife Center and, if mailed, sent to: 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 Volunteer Coordinator and include the name of your organization, number of volunteers, and whether anyone in your group is under 18.
If you are seeking volunteer service hours for school, an organization, or personal pleasure, please visit our volunteer page. 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.
While TWRC can sign off on many types of service hours such as those needed for National Honor Society, National Charity Leagues, and other service organizations, we cannot sign off on hours needed for a CVA because we do not have a full time Veterinarian on staff to oversee CVA volunteer hours.
TWRC’s legal name is Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition. It's dab is 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.