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Volunteer Opportunities

The Enchanted Forest Wildlife Rescue of Kentucky is currently accepting dedicated volunteers at our Frankfort location!

If you are not able to commit to having a set schedule, we may have other opportunities that interest you!


Animal Care

After volunteering with Enchanted Forest Wildlife Rescue and showing your commitment to our cause, you can become a member of the Animal Care Team!

FOR KENTUCKY Volunteers: The current regulations of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife state that in order for volunteers to have direct contact with the native wildlife in our care for rehabilitation, volunteers must be licensed rehabilitators. We are willing to help dedicated EFWR volunteers to become licensed under our organization to help with raising orphaned or injured wildlife in need of rehabilitation to be returned to the wild.

Feel free to contact us to request more information!


FOR INDIANA Volunteers: We are not quite ready to have volunteers as of yet, but when we are ready, we will post an update.  We are hoping to be able to take on volunteers Spring 2024!

In Indiana, once a volunteer has been with the organization and has gone through our training program, they may be listed as an "Assistant" on our license. And under our supervision and guidance, may become an Animal Care Team Member!

Commitment Level: High

Become A Release Site

Commitment Level: Low

This is an easy, low commitment volunteer opportunity! If you have a busy schedule, and would like to help out on occasion, you can sign up to help by providing a location for native wildlife to be released. No animal contact is required for this position.

Volunteers in this category will need a valid license or some other form of proof of address, and access to texting & calling. Depending on the acreage and property you have available, we can discuss what species are permitted to be released at your site.  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, email us at

How can kids help?


Due to safety concerns, we do not permit any volunteer under the age of 18 in our facility...but this doesn't mean kids can't make a difference! Here are some things can do to help our animals out...

  • Raise money for animals

    • Lemonade stands, do chores for your neighbors, start a donation drive at school​

  • Gathering and donating old stuffed animals (we give these to our wildlife babies to cuddle with)​

  • Start an animal rights club at your school

    • We offer education programs and would love to help! Contact us for more information.​

  • Start a garden and donate what you grow!​

    • We feed our animals fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet!​

  • Collect acorns, pine cones, small tree stumps etc.​

    • We give these to our animals to provide natural enrichment!​

  • Build a nest box​

    • Many of our animals use nest boxes. We place these at our release sites!​

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