Volunteering at the Chico Creek Nature Center

Gain valuable work experience in small business operations, animal care, special event production and, or outdoor science education.


Current Opportunities

Download a volunteer application with policies

Museum Docent

Welcome visitors and introduce them to our collection of living animals by becoming a Living Animal Museum Docent . Docents will learn all needed skills to handle animals and present them to members of the public. Docents must be passionate, have a love for wildlife and children, and love learning!

Animal Caretaker Assistant

Work with our wonderful non-releasable wildlife by becoming an Animal Care Volunteer. We have animals such as hawks, snakes, owls, turtles, goats and more! Fall in love with these amazing animals and help us care for them and give them a happy, healthy life at our Living Animal Museum.

 Internship Opportunities

Download an internship application

Work on running specials events, business development or assist with educational programs.  Interns must be enrolled in an academic program for which they will get internship credit.

Group Project Opportunities

Picnic table painting/repair, Outdoor drinking fountain repair

Cage improvements for our goats, Moving fire lane signs


CARD’s Youth Leadership Program Is Now Accepting Applications!

The CARD Youth Leadership Program is designed for young adults entering the eighth grade and above. This voluntary experience partners youth leaders with our CARD summer camp staff. Program components include a parent meeting, interview, training and a minimum commitment of three weeks during the summer. The informational brochure and application will be available at the CARD office and online early next week. Applications for the Youth Leadership Program will be due to the CARD office by Tuesday, April 5th.

If you would like additional information, please contact Katie at 895-4711 x111 or at ksiegel@chicorec.com.

For More Information:

Please contact us at (530) 891-4671 or info@bidwellpark.org

The Chico Creek Nature Center – 1968 E 8th Street, Chico, CA, 95928 –  info@bidwellpark.org – phone (530) 891-4671 – fax (530) 891-0837