Volunteer at Chase
Our volunteers are an integral part of our animal’s well-being, sociability, and overall happiness. Our volunteers also help spread awareness to the plight of our animals and their kind. We are looking for the volunteers to assist with the following:
- Socializing and exercising animals
- Cleaning animal pens and habitats
If you would like to volunteer, please complete our volunteer application.
Volunteers must be 18 years old and older, unless completing Bright Future Scholarship hours, in which case you’ll need to be 16 years old.
The Volunteer Application Fee covers the cost of your first Chase t-shirt and handbook that you will receive on your first day of training. It is due at the time of application.
Intern at Chase Sanctuary
Internships at Chase Sanctuary provide valuable, hands-on experience to students in a wide-range of programs of study. Chase interns have an opportunity to work closely with full-time Keepers to:
- provide care to the animals including feeding, cleaning, enrichment and medical care
- monitor and observe animal behavior and physiology
- educate the public about endangered species and conservation
- Free on-site housing
- Small stipend to assist with living expenses
- Hands-on experience with critically endangered primates including the Ruffed Lemur and Cotton-top Tamarin
- Opportunities to work with over 15 unique species of mammals, bird and reptiles
For more information about Chase Sanctuary internships, email us at email@example.com
Meet Our Interns
Ellie is a senior at Kent State University who is currently majoring in Zoology. Following her internship, Ellie will be finishing up her undergraduate degree with plans to return to Chase Sanctuary as a full-time Animal Keeper.
“Chase has been a perfect internship for my career path and has been great with hands-on experience. With tours, cleaning, animal enrichment and diet, they are always keeping you on your toes. There are so many caring people working here and many loving animals to work with.”
Tiffany is a recent college graduate from Texas State University with a degree in Wildlife Biology. She hopes to work in conservation and wildlife management and is very passionate about all animals, specifically primates. Following her internship, Tiffany will be staying on at Chase Sanctuary as a full-time Animal Keeper.
“Chase has been an amazing way to kick start my professional career in the wildlife field and a great way to gain more knowledge about exotic animals and bring awareness to critically endangered species. This internship has been a great hands-on experience for that and I am loving it here at Chase!”
Yamel is originally from California attending UCDavis, where she is majoring in Animal Science with an emphasis in Animal Behavior. She is passionate about working with animals.
“As an intern, I am able to interact with the animals daily and learn so much about them. I hope to take these incredible experiences with me in order to advance my career in animal research and care.”
Annie is a student at Indiana University Southeast with a major in Sustainability. She served as a Zoological Sustainability intern at Chase Sanctuary where she was able to develop strengths for her future career and gain professional work experience.
Andy is a student at University of Central Florida, majoring in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies. While interning at Chase Sanctuary, Andy led research projects related to the endangered species we serve and other animals in our care.
Damarys is a student at the University of South Florida studying Biology with a concentration in Animal Science.
“I had the pleasure to be an intern at the Chase Wildlife Conservancy to help gain animal experience. My highlight of my internship has to be any interactions that I had with any of the animals. There is such a wide range and the learning experience never ends. It’s never a dull moment and the people you meet are just as memorable as the animals.”
Beacon College- Career Immersion Program
Chase Sanctuary partners with Beacon College to host interns through the college’s Career Immersion Program (CIP). CIP is a three-week, experiential learning opportunity for Beacon students that enables participants to develop their professional skills and interests and complete internship requirements for graduation.
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