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Exotic Animal Volunteer Opportunities

Become a volunteer and give back to the rescued animals that call Lions Tigers & Bears home. There are many opportunities to volunteer - from working on an upcoming fundraiser to building a fence to caring for the animals - every task is important to our sanctuary's operations. Volunteering at our San Diego sanctuary requires effort and dedication that will give you a sense of purpose and a feeling of accomplishment. Your desire to help is greatly appreciated!

Lions Tigers & Bears Volunteer Program has the following requirements:
-    Must complete a mandatory orientation (more info below)
-    We ask you to commit to a minimum of 8 hours per month 
-    Minors 8 - 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for each volunteer shift
To be considered your first step will be to fill out our online Lions Tigers & Bears Volunteer Application.

Once your application has been reviewed (please allow up to 2 weeks after submission) and accepted, our Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch to arrange an orientation. The orientation is pre-scheduled and will run approximately 4 hours. During the orientation you will join our guided sanctuary visit. Afterwards, our Volunteer Coordinator will go over volunteer opportunities and expectations. To cover the time and resources required for volunteer onboarding, all volunteers are required to pay a volunteer onboarding fee at the time of their orientation. The fee for all volunteers is $25 - this includes volunteer orientation and a volunteer t-shirt for you to wear during your volunteer shifts. 
For questions on volunteering please email volunteer@lionstigersandbears.org 

Why Volunteer?

Giving back is good for you. Volunteering lowers rates of depression and may decrease your risk of disease as well as extend your life by several years, according to a review of more than 30 studies from the Corporation for National and Community Service. As little as two hours a week of helping out can improve your health and ultimately the well being of our animals.
Volunteering is also a great way to get the family involved and give back together.

Where We Need Your Help

  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Carpentry
  • Electrician
  • Fence Building
  • Plumbing
  • Feed Room/Diet Prep
  • Animal Ambassadors
  • Muck/Clean Ranch Animals Habitats
  • Making enrichment for the animals
  • Office Help
  • Special Events Help
  • Daily Visits support 
  • Community Outreach Events