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Want to become actively involved?

How to become a Volunteer

We can use all kinds of help! Feeding & cleaning, repairing & building, grounds maintenance, tour crowd safety control, marketing & fundraising, mechanical, carpentry, building, landscaping, veterinary and handy-person skills all are extremely useful at the sanctuary.

Core Volunteer Criteria
  • Core volunteers must be at least 18 years old
  • Core volunteers must be available to report to the sanctuary by 8:00am
  • Core volunteers must commit to, but are not limited to 1 full day a week.
Per Project Volunteer Criteria

If you are unable to commit to at least one day a week, don’t worry, EARS also is gathering folks to be on the EARS on-call, Per Project Volunteer list. The Per Project Volunteer criteria varies from the CORE Volunteer guidelines. If you have any questions make sure to call Bradley (352) 642-5875.



Are you 55 or older?

Do you want to work with endangered animals such as Lions, Tigers, Bears, Cougars and Monkeys? Do you have a drive and passion to make a difference? Here at EARS, we need volunteers that are interested in socializing and using verbal therapeutic techniques such as talking and reading to our endangered animal residents to ensure a serene atmosphere. If you are interested, please contact EARS!

Have Questions about volunteering?

Please Contact Us

Sue Nassivera (352) 266-2859

Thank you in advance for helping the big cats & all the animals at EARS!


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