Tucson Wildlife Center

Rescue | Rehab | Release (520) 290-9453

Ways to Support

Tucson Wildlife Center operates the only 24/7/365 wildlife hospital in Southern Arizona and services are free of charge to the public. Tucson Wildlife Center receives no government funding and is able to care for more than 4,000 animals a year thanks to grants and donations from generous animal lovers such as yourselves. On average, it costs more than $1,000 a day to operate Tucson Wildlife Center, providing professional medical care, quality food and expert rehabilitation for sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. If you would like to help us continue aiding wildlife, please consider supporting us in one of these ways:

Government Employee Giving

Government employees can donate to Tucson Wildlife Center through payroll deductions.

  • City of Tucson and Pima County employees use donor code: 2136
  • Federal employees use CFC donor code: 71440


Make a one-time donation by clicking the button below. Donations help pay for medical care, food, medicine, formula, rehabilitation and eventual release back to the wild.

Donate via PayPal

If you want to become a sustaining supporter to ensure animals get the best care year-round, you can schedule monthly donations by clicking the button below.

Donation Options

Go shopping

Designate Tucson Wildlife Center as your charity of choice on Amazon Smiles and a percentage of every purchase you make will go to help our animals.

Amazon Smile

bricksDedication Bricks

Support Tucson Wildlife Center while remembering a loved one or celebrating a life event with an etched brick that will be placed in the courtyard entryway to our wildlife hospital. Bricks can be personalized with a message of your choice. Optional images can be etched as well. Bricks are $150.00. Click on the button to donate and indicate you are purchasing a brick. Then return to the submission form to provide your contact information and inscription. Questions? Contact Kim at admin@tucsonwildlife.com.


  • Brick Inscription; Maximum of 3 lines of 18 characters, including spaces

Sponsor a Rescue

Some of the animals that we rescue are unable to be released back into the wild environment. We appreciate the support we receive from the community to provide a sanctuary for these animals where they can live out their lives in comfort surrounded by staff and volunteers who love them. For more information on sponsoring one of our permanent rescues, click the link below.

Sponsor a rescue

In-kind Donations

We gratefully accept in-kind donations of goods and services to support our center and our work. Our wish list is updated regularly. Our current needs are listed below:

*Wish List*

  • Copier paper
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Gas cards (for rescue team)
  • White, unscented tissues
  • White paper towels
  • Scent and dye-free laundry detergent
  • Exam gloves, all sizes
  • Freezer Ziplock bags (one gallon and quart size)
  • Trash bags (33 gallon and 13 gallon white kitchen)
  • Kitchen shears
  • Bleach
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Bone-in chicken thighs
  • Toilet paper
  • Seasonal vegetables (needed in spring and summer) greens, potatoes, berries, oranges, apples,  carrots
  • Distilled water (for the incubators)
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Unscented kitty litter
  • Postage stamps
  • Landscaping services

Volunteer and Employment

As a largely volunteer-run wildlife center, we are always eager to find others who would like to help us with our mission to rescue and care for sick, injured and orphaned animals until they are able to be released back to their homes in the wild.

Our largest group of volunteers work in animal care, preparing food, cleaning enclosures and occasionally handling wildlife. For a more hands-on animal experience, we operate a seasonal Bird and Baby Mammal Orphanage that allows volunteers to hand-feed baby birds, bunnies and other rodents as well as preparing formulas and cleaning cages.

Tucson Wildlife Center also offers opportunities for volunteers to education the community about the important work we do and how they can peacefully coexist with the wildlife in their neighborhoods.

In addition, we always need help in the office, at the intake reception desk, answering phone calls and maintaining the property.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, click on the link below.

Volunteer Information


Administrative Assistant (part time) — Tucson Wildlife Center


This position is responsible for performing a variety of administrative, bookkeeping, and clerical tasks in a busy wildlife rescue hospital office environment. Duties include providing support to administrators and employees, assisting in bookkeeping, data entry, daily office tasks, communicating with the public, assisting with animal intakes and assisting with general administrative activities.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Daily use of computer, bookkeeping software, donor database software, data entry, spreadsheet formulation/manipulation, word processing and 10-key calculator.
  2. Tracks, reviews, verifies, and reconciles data to ensure accuracy.
  3. Processes cash, check and credit card transactions and reconciles to ensure accuracy.
  4. Interacts with departmental and other staff on matters affecting data flow and makes recommendations for improvement or enhancement to job processes to ensure standards in data entry, collection and retrieval.
  5. Assists in developing office forms and procedures.
  6. Composes, types and edits correspondence, reports, memoranda and other material.
  7. Maintains office supply inventory, orders office supplies.
  8. Electronic and hard copy filing.
  9. Operates office machines, including computers, copier/scanner/fax, multi-line phone system.
  10. Assists staff members as needed in performing general office tasks.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


  1. MS Office Suite for PC (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  2. QuickBooks Desktop
  3. Adobe Editor a plus
  4. Proficiency in verbal and written communication
  5. Detail oriented
  6. Ethical Conduct
  7. Flexibility
  8. Initiative
  9. Time Management

Please email a cover letter and a resume to admin@tucsonwildlife.com. For more information, email or call Kim at 520-290-9453.

Receptionist (part time) — Tucson Wildlife Center


The receptionist answers and appropriately transfers calls on a multi-line phone system and provides customer assistance on the phone as needed.  The receptionist works with the public in person and via telephone answering wildlife questions and intaking animals.  The receptionist performs routine clerical work, data entry, and record keeping.

Essential Functions

  1. Answers central telephone system and directs calls accordingly.
  2. Receives the public, intakes animals, and answers questions, in person and by telephone; responds to inquiries from employees, citizens and others and refers, when necessary, to the appropriate person, official or department.
  3. Prepares outgoing mail; sorts and distributes incoming mail.
  4. Operates office machines, including computers, copier/scanner/fax, phones.
  5. Maintains inventory of office forms, hospital forms, informational brochures, etc. duplicating and distributing as needed.
  6. Maintains office by vacuuming, dusting, organizing, and trash/recycling collection.
  7. Assists with clerical work, data entry and record keeping.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Pleasant and professional demeanor in dealing with the public and with staff
  2. Proficiency in verbal and written communication
  3. Ethical Conduct
  4. Flexibility
  5. Initiative
  6. Time Management
  7. Detail oriented

Please email a cover letter and a resume to admin@tucsonwildlife.com. For more information, email or call Kim at 520-290-9453.

For help and emergencies, please call our 24/7 helpline at (520) 290-9453.

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