TWRC Wildlife Center welcomes participation from Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church groups, Business groups and other organizations interested in serving their community by helping our local wildlife through TWRC Wildlife Center. People interested in performing service project work for the TWRC are not required to attend volunteer orientation sessions.
Typical service projects include building rehabilitation cages for birds and mammals, constructing nesting boxes for recovering wildlife, making educational presentations for schools, and holding collection drives for items on our wish list.
We average four Eagle Scout Service Projects each month, and several Hornaday Awards. Project selection, scheduling and assignment must be coordinated with TWRC Wildlife Center Scout Liaison. Every effort is made to match your needs and capabilities with a project that can be successfully completed. Please keep in mind that our needs are seasonal and that we might not be able to assign a project during our Low Season when our needs are minimal.
For Girl Scouts needing projects for their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award please email the Volunteer Coordinator for details. Typical projects include: various sewing projects (animal pouches, aquaria liners/cover cloths, tail guards, mesh boxes), and projects that require an artistic skill (thank you cards, painting squirrel boxes to sell, awareness posters).
For young scouts that want a service project or a combination service project with a Center Presentation, contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more details. Or you can complete a form for a Center Presentation (click on Education tab) and include a note to the Education Coordinator about wanting a service project for your group. There are several options to accommodate your requirements but keep in mind that our needs are seasonal. During the Low Season, we have few needs for our wildlife as our admissions are low during this time of year.