Caring for our animals, habitats, park grounds, and guests at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park requires hours of hard work and dedication – not only from our dedicated staff but also from our generous volunteers. For National Volunteer Week, we want to extend a tremendous thank you to our hard-working volunteers who have donated their time and expertise.
Looking back at 2022, our volunteers logged 7,318 hours! Broken down by area, we saw:
- 3,790 in Animal Care
- 259 in Conservation
- 2,225 in Nature Engagement
- 510 in Horticulture and Maintenance
As a result of their time, our animals received extra enrichment and care, our guests had a memorable experience, and our wildlife park operated smoothly.
In 2022 we had a total of 86 volunteers. Some are brand new, and others, like Gloria Massey, have been with us for years. Gloria began volunteering in 2000 in the Nature Engagement department and still comes out to Northwest Trek weekly!
We’re incredibly thankful for every one of our volunteers who has taken the time to connect with nature at Northwest Trek. We’re looking forward to another memorable year.
Interested in Volunteering?
If you have a passion for wildlife, learning and helping others do the same, we have space for you! Visit our volunteer page to learn more about the application process.