Volunteering for NLWS offers hands-on experience in wildlife care, contributes to conservation efforts, and provides a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in animal welfare.

Important Volunteer Information

This page contains important information for anyone who is considering volunteering at Northern Lights wildlife. There are a few different options for volunteering. Read the information below to find the right match for you.

We are currently accepting applications for 2024 Full Time Positions!

NLWS has a constant need for Volunteers and we are extremely grateful to all that are willing to donate their time to help us rescue wildlife in need.

However, many people envision themselves bottle-feeding deer or cuddling bears when considering to volunteer.

But we still need help and if you can see yourself assisting without directly caring for animals we would be extremely grateful for your time.

On-Site Options

Every day we accumulate a huge number of containers that require cleaning, assistance with this task frees up the animal care takers to provide enrichment to a the animals in care.

Gardening & Yard Work:We try to keep everything around us well cared for and pleasing to look at. Every year we plant flowers that require tending (watering/weeding) and we also struggle to keep the grass mowed around buildings.

Open House Prize Distribution:During our Open House we have several raffles and auctions. After the Open House winners must be notified and prize pickup needs to be arranged. For out of town winners that may also include COD mailing.

Mail Order:
Auction Items, Calendar Orders etc. need to be mailed. We are looking for dedicated Volunteers to help with the timely delivery of items Includes packaging and mailing. Locations Prince George & Smithers.

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Open House:
Open House Preparations:  Every year on July 1st we have an Open House. Preparations for this Event are intense and extra hands are greatly appreciated. We are looking for extra help the 2 weeks prior to July 1st (June 17 to 30) Work mostly involves painting, yard work and moving equipment. All work is done on location at NLWS facility located Smithers, BC, Canada.

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Off-Site Options

As we work province wide transport (especially on weekends and holidays can be daunting) If you have time and a reliable vehicle please consider signing up as a transport volunteer.

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Graphic Design:
We have an ongoing need for FB banners, Event posters etc. If you are interested in this kind of work we would appreciate your help to keep our social media connections fresh and interesting.

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Your Donations Save Lives!

Your donation saves Lives  Donating to Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter saves wildlife by providing crucial resources for their care, such as food, shelter, and medical treatment. The shelter rescues and re-wilds injured or orphaned wildlife, giving them a second chance at life. Your donation can directly contribute to the well-being and survival of these vulnerable species.