Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Bat World MidCities. We are searching for volunteers to join us in rescuing and rehabilitating native Texas wildlife. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Time commitments vary, depending upon the kinds of volunteer tasks fit your availability and interests. Please note that I do not have any volunteer opportunities at the Bat World MidCities location; like most wildlife rehabilitators I am home-based. However, there are several ways you can be involved.
Once we reach agreement on the level of participation that is best for you, there are a few ground rules.
  • If you are scheduled to assist with an event or have a meeting scheduled with me, please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to keep that commitment
  • Training will depend on the level of involvement
  • Working with wildlife carries some risks of injury (scratches, bites, etc). You are responsible for your own health and safety; I cannot provide financial assistance for medical expenses
  • For satellite and transport subpermittees, an application to Texas Parks and Wildlife (including a back-ground check) is required

Download the volunteer application here, complete it, and return to bwmidcities@batworld.org. After reviewing your application, I will contact you to schedule a personal interview.
  • Age 18 or over
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Able to pass a TPWD background check
  • Access to reliable transportation

Responsibilities vary based on the volunteer role that best fits your availability and interests. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Preparing diets and feeding animals
  • Administering medications and treating injuries
  • Answering calls from the public
  • Transporting wildlife to a permitted rehabilitator or satellite subpermittee for care
  • Assisting with public education/outreach events