Volunteers are essential to any non-profit group or organization. These hard-working individuals dedicate their time and services, whether it be one hour or 10 hours a week, short-term or a lifetime. We honor them for all that they do for the wolves. Our volunteers spend time with the wolves, help with chores, and assist with other projects to maintain a safe and efficient operation of the sanctuary. Time and again, our volunteers have said they enjoy working here so much, that before they know it, time has slipped by and they never realized they were “working.”
Please consider volunteering at our sanctuary. No experience is required. Sharon, with the help of skilled volunteers, will teach you all you need to know about the wolves, their habitats, their behaviors, and the sanctuary itself. This is a unique opportunity for a veterinarian student studying wildlife medicine, an environmentalist interested in preserving nature’s wonders, a group or student looking for community service, or anyone with the time and lots of love in their hearts to share.
To become a volunteer, please contact us at 207-637-3007 between the hours of 10:30am and 6:30pm.(leave message) Or, you may email the sanctuary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook.
Sharon Gonzalez – Volunteer
In May 2014, I was given the opportunity to become a part of the sanctuary. Since working for 5 kennels and a veterinarian office, I have always wanted to get into doing rescues.
There is something about the grounds, something beyond words. The wolf is my guide, my totem, and this experience is one that fills my heart and soul. Every day I spend with them I am blessed to learn much about their behaviors and their love they give to me.
Monique Guimond – Intern/Volunteer
My journey at Runs with Wolves Sanctuary started out as an internship for school and I have continued to help by volunteering. I am a recent graduate of the University of New England and received a degree in Animal Behavior. I wanted to pursue an internship with wolves because I have always been drawn toward their beauty and intelligence and wanted an opportunity to work alongside the pack.
The wolves helped change my perspective about where I wanted to end up in life and my future career goals. Because of them, I realized that I wanted a chance for travel and adventure. This adventure I am on brings excitement to my life every day. It has shown me that I want to continue my career working with wolves and educating the public.
Pauline Cilley – Volunteer
I have been with the sanctuary since May 2008. Most of my volunteer time is working on the grounds making sure the sanctuary is kept in good order. The advantage of being a volunteer is the love of the wolves and what they give to me.
There is definitely a spiritual connection. I gain strength from working with the other volunteers and with the wolves. Here I am at peace. Here I can find my way through the chaos of life. The wolves give me comfort and guidance.