Our mission could not be accomplished without the invaluable help of our volunteers. We hope you’ll explore these rewarding, nurturing opportunities. In these early years of our organization, all of the daily tasks that support our animal sanctuary are only accomplished with the generous help of our volunteers. Whether you enjoy caring for animals, caring for the Earth, or lending a hand with building projects, we offer opportunities that pair well with the skills you have to offer.

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Animal Care

Do you have a special place in your heart for feline friends?  Socialization of the kittens who come to Nahimana Forest is one of the most important services we deliver. Frequent, loving human interaction helps prepare them for their next stages, whether with their adoptive families, or here as our ambassadors.

Possible Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Litter box Maintenance

  • Food/Water Maintenance

  • Interacting with the kittens/cats

  • Vacuum/Mop living space

  • Wiping Down Countertops/Fridge

Land Care

Much of the 22 acres that make up Nahimana Forest is conserved for natural wildlife habitat.  As such, some areas are left untouched, while others are enhanced to provide indigenous food sources and shelter for deer, foxes, birds and other native species.  A network of trails will be expanded to offer community access for wildlife watching and forest bathing.

Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Clearing the Creek of Debris

  • Land Maintenance

  • Trail Building

  • Building projects for our Cat Cottage

  • Cleaning Wild Bird Feeders and Waterers

We welcome volunteers who are at least 16 years of age. We ask that you make a regular commitment to volunteering, whether that be once a week or twice a month, so that we can staff according to need. Please fill out our volunteer application or contact us with questions.