Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care offering volunteer opportunities

Submitted to the Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — For the first time in two years, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care is offering 2022 open sign-ups for volunteers.

LTWC’s animal care team, along with seasonal volunteers, cares for hundreds of wild birds and animals. Animal care teams provide the much needed medical care, sustenance, and enrichment/ skills to ensure our patients’ successful return to the wild.

2022 Volunteer Sign-up will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, via the LTWC website. Space is limited — in past years, all spots have been filled the same day.

No experience is needed — just a willingness to help and care for orphaned and injured wildlife. Volunteers are trained in animal intake, food prep and feeding, safe handling protocols, and facility hygiene, and are expected to volunteer for at least one, four-hour shift each week during LTWC’s busy season (roughly June through September).

Requirements to volunteer are as follows: You must be at least 18 years old as of January 1, 2022, fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and are required to attend a mandatory virtual training on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. – noon and a mandatory in-person training at the LTWC facility in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, May 22, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

To learn more about volunteering at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, including volunteer requirements and guidelines, please visit

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