The Whitney Lab is an amazing place, with a suite of scientific experts from around the world that work on cutting edge projects which may yield insight into the health, biological, and conservation issues of today!
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!
Trained volunteers guide K-6th grade students through a series of learning stations in our elementary education programs (Day at Whitney Program or Travel Zoo). Volunteers also assist with our summer camp programs for elementary and middle school children, help represent the lab at off-site outreach or on-site public events, help lead tours of the lab and/or specific facilities, and perform husbandry tasks to care for and maintain animal collections and their housing.
If interested in becoming an Intern with the Education Department, please submit application materials 3 months in advance of the semester you’d like to pursue credit.
The PERKS of being a volunteer at the Whitney Lab in the Education Department:
Volunteers help with a wide array of activities in the Sea Turtle Hospital, doing everything from providing daily care for sick and injured turtles (feeding, medicine), animal husbandry (maintaining/cleaning tanks, prepping food, etc.), helping transport turtles between rescue and hospital site, and helping rescue turtles from outdoor areas.
Volunteers also represent the turtle hospital at outreach events.
The PERKS of being a volunteer at the Whitney Lab in the Sea Turtle Hospital:
Volunteers help with tasks ranging from performing scientific experiments, collecting data in the field, preparing and processing samples, collecting specimens, and performing husbandry tasks to care for and maintain animal collections and their housing.
The PERKS of being a volunteer at the Whitney Lab in the Research Lab:
Fill out the two required forms:
Please send completed volunteer application materials to:
Please allow 3 weeks for application processing. We will inform you when we receive your materials, and you will be contacted by our Volunteer Program Manager to inform you if we currently have an open position that fits your experience or whether we’ll put you on our waiting list. When we have openings, we ALWAYS search our waiting list prior to soliciting help via public avenues.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Whitney Lab!