Employment Opportunities

Paid Positions

Development Officer.  The Wildlife Center of Virginia is hiring a full-time Development Officer to assume day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the Development Department.  This individual will help lead the development staff in the planning and implementation of a multi-faceted fundraising program.  Applicant materials, including samples of development work products and/or writing samples, may be sent to rhuwa@wildlifecenter.org

Front-desk Coordinator.  As part of the Outreach and Education Department, this position serves as the voice of the Center to the public by answering calls, greeting lobby visitors, and admitting patients.  The front-desk coordinator has a wide range of responsibilities and is integral to communicating appropriate advice to callers for injured or orphaned wildlife as well as using creative solutions to resolve human and wildlife conflicts. The Wildlife Center is open from 9am until 5pm seven days a week. Weekend work is required.

General Maintenance Worker. The Wildlife Center of Virginia is hiring a full-time, year-round Maintenance Worker to join our team. This position is responsible for a variety of maintenance tasks, including animal enclosure repairs, upkeep of enclosures and facilities, identifying needs for repairs, and responding to specific maintenance requests. This is a full-time, year-round position and will report directly to Vice President for Administration. Applicant materials can be sent to lkegley@wildlifecenter.org

Veterinary Internships. In 2022, the Wildlife Center of Virginia will be offering two one-year-long veterinary internships, one through the Veterinary Internship Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) and a second outside of the VIRMP, for graduate veterinarians seeking further experience in conservation and wildlife medicine incorporating the One Health philosophy.

Rehabilitation Internship. The Wildlife Center will be offering a 13-month wildlife rehabilitation internship between December 2021 – January 2023. The intern will gain hands-on experience in wildlife rehabilitation, learning medical skills from staff veterinarians; leadership and mentorship skills by training and supervising students and volunteers; and public speaking skills by delivering didactic lectures and a conference presentation. The intern will have the opportunity to become a certified wildlife rehabilitator by taking the IWRC’s CWR certification exam.

No phone calls, please! We want to keep the lines open for wildlife emergencies. 


Training Positions [with financial aid]

None at this time. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Each year, the Wildlife Center relies on hundreds of volunteers and students to help us help wildlife return to the wild. Please visit our volunteer opportunities or training opportunities pages to learn more. The rehabilitation and outreach staff are currently accepting applications for externship positions. 

Join us in making a real difference in wildlife conservation and the environment.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.