Volunteers are critical to our success here at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary. There is a lot to do around the sanctuary from landscaping, making enrichment, events, and so much more. Having great volunteers allows us to ensure that our primary staff can spend their time most effectively. Volunteering at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is a great learning opportunity and can be a very rewarding experience as well. There is no contact with the animals, but possibly working around them. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please read over the following program information.
WHAT CAN VOLUNTEERS DO?
Volunteers do a variety of important tasks throughout the sanctuary. Our program is divided into Volunteer Teams. These teams are used to contact volunteers when we need specific help with different projects, tasks or events. Below are the different teams you could join.
Help make a variety of enrichment items for our big cats on a daily basis and for special events. Team members should be creative and artistic. Volunteer times will include weekdays and weekends.
Join us for off-site events where you will help us set-up informational booths and educate the public about our facility and mission. Team members should enjoy talking and interacting with the public. Volunteer times will typically be weekends.
Help us during our various on-site events. To include setting up, staffing booths, helping guests, educating guests, tearing down and a variety of other tasks. Team members should be hardworking, able to work in all temperatures and enjoy interacting with the public. Volunteer times will typically be weekends.
Help us prepare diets and process meat donations. Assist in processing whole cows, pigs and deer. Team members should be alright with working with raw meat and knives. Knowledge of how to process a whole animal not required. Volunteer times may be short notice and typically weekdays.
Lead educational tours throughout the sanctuary where you will educate the public about our animals, why they are here and about the issues big cats face in captivity and in the wild. (Special training will be provided) Team members should be comfortable speaking and interacting with the public. Volunteer times will typically be Thursday – Sunday.
Help us keep the sanctuary grounds in tip top condition by blowing leaves, weeding, gardening and much more. Team members should enjoy working outside and getting dirty. Volunteer times will typically be weekdays.
Help us reach out and engage with the surrounding community to better support them and our mission. Team members should enjoy talking with people and be willing to travel out into the local community. Volunteer times would be very flexible.
Help us with stuffing envelopes, writing thank you’s and other office related tasks. Team members should be detail oriented and enjoy office work. Volunteer times would typically be weekdays.
Assist us with the day to day cleaning, customer service and marketing of our on-site lodging facilities. Team members should enjoy cleaning and interacting with the public. Volunteer times would typically be Friday – Monday.
Help us with creating engaging pictures and videos of our big cats, sanctuary grounds and special events to use in marketing, outreach and education. Team members should enjoy taking pictures and video, and have their own camera equipment. Volunteer times will include both weekdays and weekends.
Help with the general maintenance of the sanctuary as well as special construction projects. Team members should be hard-workers, ideally with construction/maintenance experience. Volunteer times will include both weekdays and weekends.
WHAT TO DO NEXT?
If you are interested in joining one of our Volunteer Teams please click the button below and fill out our Volunteer application. After your application is submitted we will review it and contact you to schedule a time for you to attend our Volunteer Orientation. Orientations are typically scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Sunday of each month at 2:00pm.