Volunteer Opportunities are temporarily on hold due to COVID-19.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a Sulphur Creek volunteer, please print or visit the center to pick up a volunteer application. Part of the application will ask for the days and times you are available to volunteer as well as the area you are interested in volunteering in (see areas of interest below). Most wildlife volunteers start and train in the winter. You need to be at least 13 years old to volunteer, and you also need to commit to one year of volunteer service. If you have any questions about the volunteer program, please call us at (510) 881-6747 or send us an email. Thank you again for your interest in volunteering.

Areas of Interest

Wildlife Volunteer

Help the animal care staff care for both resident animals and inDiscovery Center Volunteerjured or orphaned wildlife being rehabilitated in our hospital. Up to 900 animals are treated in our hospital each year and our volunteers help them along the road to recovery. Wildlife volunteers complete a wide variety of tasks, including: diet preparation, feeding, cleaning enclosures, animal enrichment, restocking supplies, and assisting the public with the Lending Library. Wildlife volunteers are asked to commit to a weekly 4 hour shift for a minimum of one year.

Wildlife DocentsWildlife Docents

Wildlife docents play a vital role at Sulphur Creek Nature Center by helping to share knowledge about local wildlife with the community. A series of classes will help prepare you to assist the naturalists with school programs, community fairs and festivals, and in educating the general public. Docents will learn the natural history and ecology of local wildlife, how to handle wild and domestic resident animals used in educational programs, and to use professional interpretive techniques to convey information and enthusiasm to others.  Check out our or Download an Application today.

Wildlife Camp Counselors

Applications for volunteer summer wildlife camp counselors at Sulphur Creek Nature Center are accepted each spring. Students must be entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 in September.  Download an application today, they are due by May 1, 2020.

Convalescent Hospital & Assisted Living Docents

Hospital DocentsAnimals seem to bring out the best in everyone and through Sulphur Creek's Convalescent and Assisted Living Program we are able to bring cheer and a smile to those that need to reside away from home. Join this extraordinary group of dedicated docents as you learn how to handle, present, and share some of our special domestic critters. Convalescent Hospital volunteers typically commit to one 4 hour shift each month.  

Fundraising Volunteer

Sulphur Creek relies heavily on the financial support of the community. Fundraising volunteers help organize and staff fundraising events, as well as, solicit donations for our programs.

Clerical Volunteer

Clerical volunteers assist staff with mailings, record keeping, computer data entry, and general office tasks.


Sulphur Creek Garden
Gardening volunteers help keep our park beautiful by maintaining our native plant garden and other landscape areas in the park.