Become a Volunteer

Position Descriptions

The descriptions on this page are by no means a complete listing of all areas of the OWL rehabilitation program. If you have a unique idea or special skill to offer, please let us know. Also, feel free to combine any area of interest!

Facility Center Staff

Provide rehab assistance at the Main Facility, located at 23375 Guthrie Road in Linwood. Volunteers are responsible for cage cleaning, diet preparation, physical therapy, medication administration, habitat setup and general housekeeping duties. The peak months are April through September. Training is provided.
Minimum Time Requirement: 4-8 hours/week

Home Rehabilitation Staff

Provide rehab assistance at your home. Volunteers are responsible for rearing orphaned wild babies utilizing OWL principals and manuals. Babies are returned to the main facility when they are weaned for hack out and further training (hunting, foraging skills, etc.). Work is busiest April through September. Training is provided. Per state regulations: 2 year apprenticeship at our main facility.
Minimum Time Requirement: Daily in your home

Transport Staff

Responsible for transporting wildlife from the Receiving Center to the Main Facility the same day each week after the center closes (5:00 pm). At present the center is open Monday through Saturday. Emergency transport staff are responsible for transport of injured or orphaned wildlife to various locations, which might include veterinarians, other volunteers or release sites.
Minimum Time Requirement: 2-3 hours/week

Housekeeping Staff

This is a perfect position for those that want to help but don’t have the time to do the animal care duties. Housekeeping responsiblities are at  the Main Facility the same day each week. General housekeeping duties may include laundry, dishes, food prep, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, etc. Work is busiest April-September. The peak months are May, June, July and August. Training is provided. Preferred hours for the position is after 10 am.
Minimum Time Requirement: 4 hours/week

Community Service or Diversion Hours

Provide assistance with general housekeeping as well as maintenance duties. A volunteer application is required as well as the following information: name, street address, city, state and zip of diversion officer as well as their contact information (phone, fax, email address); your case number and charge; number of hours needed and date they need to be completed. 

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A 501(c)3 Organization
FEIN #48-1078633
Contact Us:
23375 Guthrie Road
Linwood, KS 66052
Phone: (785) 542-3625
Fax: (785) 542-5114
Monday - Saturday
8am - 5pm