Thank you for your interest in volunteering with EcoVivarium Reptile Sanctuary & Museum. Our volunteer opportunities include professional services, reptile enthusiasts, and folks with a heart for education. Opportunities are available on-site and remotely. We do ask for a minimum time commitment based on selected opportunity.
We review applications on Wednesdays and send out phone interview requests within a week. Please provide as much detail as possible so we can match you to the right volunteer position.
Minimum age for regular volunteer positions is 16 years. If you have children interested in our onsite literacy opportunity - please call us at (760)975-9690.
Volunteer T-Shirts are available for $20 each. XL & 2XL are $24 each.
Select the days and times you are available to volunteer.
Please do not list family members for reference. Students are encouraged to list a teacher or youth leader as a reference. We do check references.
We do not discriminate based on ability differences, race, creed, color, religion, or sexual orientation. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our volunteers and animals, we kindly request information from you that may be considered private. Information will only be made available to staff working directly with you so that they can accomodate any special needs or considerations you may have.
As an adult volunteer or the parent of a minor volunteer, You agree and understand that working with animals at EcoVivarium poses a potential risk to individual health and safety. The animals here are not domesticated pets. They are, in fact, wild animals. By signing this application, you assume full responsibility and accept the potential risk of scratches, bites, stings, or other possible injuries caused by an animal or working around the animals. Parents are accepting this risk for both themselves and their minor child.
We insist that all staff and volunteers adhere to strict safety protocols. As a volunteer or parent of a minor volunteer, you agree not to act independently of staff direction. You (or your minor) further agree you will not interact with any animal you (or your minor) have not been specifically trained and cleared for contact. Your signature below is acceptance and acknowledgment of the inherent risks of working with animals at EcoVivarium.