How Kids Can Get Involved
Do you want to volunteer with wildlife? We have so many opportunities for young adults to get involved with in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities and educational resources!
How can young adults help with wild cat conservation and ecosystem protection?
First and foremost, thank you for caring enough to want to get involved! We truly believe that young people are the future, so they are one of the most important groups to get involved in this work. In the blink of an eye, YOU will be the ones deciding on legislation, funding, and social norms.
So how can you get involved today?
Young adults can get involved in wild cat conservation by learning about the issues we are facing. You can learn about different types of wild cats, which ones are endangered, and what we are doing as humans to cause that harm.
Next, kids can learn about wild cats in their local area! Since wild cats live on all continents except Antarctica and Australia, you probably have some wild cats in your area. In the United States, we may see cougars, bobcats, Canadian lynx, ocelots, and jaguars. But depending on where you live, you’ll see different species!
Education is by far the most powerful and important tool you have on your side. Youth can also learn about their local ecosystem to help preserve it!
Once you learn about where you’re living, you can…
- Plant local vegetation and avoid invasive species!
- Stop leaving potential food out for invasive animals!
- Advocate for your local wild cat species when one is sighted!
- Adventure into your nature with confidence on how to handle encounters and be responsible!
- And, most importantly, get involved with a wild cat conservation organization near you!
How can young adults volunteer with wildlife?
Depending on your age, you might be able to work directly with Felidae Conservation Fund!
We offer internships to youth of a variety of ages who get to work directly with us! They’ll be able to help us work in the field (setting up cameras, collecting information, and more), help us fundraise, practice their public speaking, and other adventures. The length can vary: from 6 weeks to several months. This is the perfect opportunity for kids to volunteer with wildlife!
If you are looking for a virtual volunteer opportunity, we need help keeping our website and social media up to date. As we work on hosting more virtual events, we’ll need help coordinating and hosting these, as well!
If you’re between the ages of 12 and 17 and want to volunteer with us, please get in touch here!
What about younger kids?
The best way they can get involved is if a parent gets involved. We are always happy to have youth work with our adult volunteers to work with us at events - in person and virtually!
Felidae Conservation Fund In Schools
We’re dedicated to educating youth on wild cat conservation in a fun, engaging, memorable way! Since the creation of the foundation in 2014, we’ve worked with tens of thousands of students through our Wild Cat Aware program. We have raised their awareness of wild cat conservation and ways they can get involved right now.
If you would like the Felidae Conservation Fund to come to your school, we would love to. We offer virtual learning opportunities, as well, so we can connect with students of all ages across the country.
Do You Have 2-4 Hours A Month To Preserve Your Local Ecosystem?
Our volunteers are the driving force behind making true change in ecosystem health and wild cat conservation. Some like to volunteer in the field, others help us maintain our online presence, and some work with events. With just a few hours a month, you can make a difference, too.
Make A Difference Right Now
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, our work is only possible because of generous donors like you.
More than 90% of your donation will go directly to our groundbreaking research, outreach, and education programs.
This is where true change starts. If you’d like to be a part of it, make a donation to Felidae Conservation Fund today: