Volunteer

The Organization for Bat Conservation needs YOUR HELP!

There are many wonderful opportunities for volunteers here at the Organization for Bat Conservation. 

Our staff depends on dedicated volunteers to help complete the daily tasks that allow us to continue the important work of educating the public about some of the world’s most amazing night time creatures.   

Some of our exciting volunteer opportunities are:

  • Volunteer Animal Keeper:  You can help the staff of O.B.C. care for the over 170 animals that we house here at the “Bat Zone” at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, MI.  This is a wonderful way to directly impact the lives of our animal ambassadors.  This job ranges from cage cleaning and food preparation to assisting with monthly health checks.  This is a messy job, but a rewarding one that allows our volunteers to really get to know what goes into the care of bats!
  • Office assistant:  We can use your help in our office. Our office staff is responsible for everything from daily correspondence and data base management to merchandise sales.  If you have good general office skills and are interested in helping us keep our office in order this might be the perfect fit for you!
  • Marketing:  You could help us get the word out.  The Organization for Bat Conservation is constantly working hard to reach more people, and spread the word about the importance of bats and other night creatures.  If you are organized, enthusiastic and have good people skills this could be one of the many ways that you could make an impact at O.B.C.!
  • Special Events:  Do you like fairs and festivals?  Do you like to interact with the public?  This could be the job for you.  The Organization for Bat Conservation is involved with several special events throughout the year and we need people to help!
  • The Great Lakes Bat Festival:  This exciting annual event is a wonderful way that you can help O.B.C. impact a great deal of people on one fun filled day!  With events running all day long there are many opportunities to help make the Great Lakes Bat Festival a huge success!
  • Education: Do you have a background in Education?  Do you enjoy working with the public?  Maybe you would be a perfect fit to work with our education department in program development and even assisting our presenters with outreach programs!

If you’re interested in helping bats at the Organization for Bat Conservation you can fill out the volunteer application and e-mail it to Jessica Fabian at helpobc@yahoo.com

We’re looking forward to working with you!

Not in Michigan?  You can help too!  Contact us for ways that you can help bats in your community.

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