Giving New Jersey's Wildlife a Second Chance


Thank you for interest in the possibility of giving the gift of your time, as volunteers are essential and critical in fulfilling our mission.

Woodlands has many of opportunities for anyone who wishes to volunteer. Various positions are available ranging from working directly with wildlife, to grounds and caging maintenance to assisting with our education programs, or board and committe members. No experience is necessary as we provide all training necessary.

Click here for a pdf that details our various volunteer positions, along with details and contact information that will help get you started! (Please note there is a new application as of 2017)

Click here for information about Board of Trustees and click here for committee information. If interested in applying please click here for a Board of Trustees application.

WOODLANDS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS! Interested in volunteering with wildlife? Download an application and attend one of our orientations below (you only need to attend one!) Please RSVP ahead of time by sending your completed application and orientation donation to, via fax to 908-730-8311, or by mail to P.O. Box 5046 Clinton, NJ 08809. We will confirm your attendance and respond with directions and a volunteer manual. Message us or call with any questions! We hope to see you there!

Click Here to download an excerpt from our volunteer manual.

Click Here to download our Rabies Vaccination information sheet.

Upcoming Orientations: (Attending 1 orientation is required. Application and $5 donation must be sent to reserve your spot prior to orientation. The $5 donation is required with your application to reserve your spot and offset costs.)

February 20th,2021 at 11am-1pm Via ZOOM
(application and pre registration is required)

March 13th, 2021- 1pm-3pm Via ZOOM (application and pre registration is required)

June 5th, 2021 1pm-3pm Via ZOOM (application and pre registration is required)

July 31st, 2021 at 11am Via ZOOM (application and pre registration is required)

If you are interested in volunteering please send in your application via email, mail, or fax to 908-730-8311 and we will contact you with directions. The required $5 orientation donation may be paid online below, by phone to 908-730-8300 ext 6, or by mail. Check back here for updates.

Enter orientation date below.

Please email with any questions or call 908-730-8300 ext 6

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge welcomes new prospects for our committees and Board of Trustees. We seek a variety of professional skills, and professional or personal experience in community outreach, fundraising and leadership. Nonprofit board experience is desirable but not required.

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge is a nonprofit organization that has served New Jersey’s wildlife and communities or over 30 years. Woodlands is recognized statewide and internationally as an effective provider to those communities and wildlife in need. It is well known for its quality animal care, wildlife rehabilitation programs, public education and community service. As its animal admissions and day to day work load continue to increase development activities are focused on ensuring that Woodlands continues to meet those demands. Woodlands’ is dedicated to planning for the future and serving generations to come, both human and wild.

Interested in becoming a board member? Click below for more information

Board member information. Click Here

Do you have property that can be used to release rehabilitated wildlife?

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge is in search of release sites for the various species we
care for. As you can imagine, the continued loss of habitat makes this more difficult each
year. We pride ourselves on giving our successfully rehabilitated animals the best possible
second chance. Proper release into suitable habitats is critical and each species has certain
requirements. Providing a safe place to release wild animals back into their natural habitats
can be very rewarding. You will help to give them the second chance they deserve. Being
a New Jersey wildlife rehabilitation center, we can only release wildlife within the state.
If you are interested in being part of our release program please fill out the enclosed
form and send to the address on the bottom.

We would love to consider your land for a possible release site. We will look over
all responses and contact you as needed to go over details. Thank you for your
consideration of this program.

Click here to download the release site application


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For wildlife concerns please call 908-730-8300 x 4. Do not email

Please be sure your voicemail system is set up and not full so we can help you promptly

Address: 676 County Road 513 Pittstown, NJ 08867 P: 908-730-8300 F: 908-730-8311 Email:

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