Volunteer & Educational Opportunities at BCFC
BCFC offers internships whereby selected individuals may gain experience preparatory for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission’s licensing process. You may contact us by email for application and interview.
Volunteer Program Curriculum:
- Orientation to six species of lessor cats including Bobcat, Jaguarundi, Florida Panthers, African Servals, South American Geoffroy’s Cat and Siberian Lynx.
- Enrichment techniques with both contact and no contact felines.
- Briefing with Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.
- Briefing with Dr. Carla Hubbard, DVM.
- Workshop on networking, import, export, and CITES.
- Workshop on habitat development and cage construction.
- Animal Care: Interns will be involved in the daily care of the animals upon completing training including: food preparation, cleaning, maintenance of the enclosures, grounds, compounds.
- Interns will be involved in public education involving private tours at BCFC.
- Interns will participate in outreach sessions which are scheduled at public schools.