2015 Training Seminar May 16 & 17

River otter

An LTWC wildlife care volunteer feeds a baby river otter.

Registration for the 2015 Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Training Seminar is now closed. 

Please check back next year for information on the 2016 class.



Interested in helping LTWC care for injured and orphaned birds and animals?

Attend the LTWC Training Seminar to learn how to become a trained wildlife care volunteer! At the end of this two-day seminar, you’ll have learned about wildlife diets, feeding techniques, housing, first aid, capture and transportation, anatomy and examination, and more — all the training you need to help care for the birds and animals at LTWC.

The seminar is $75 for the first family member and $55 for each additional family member. You must make payment before registration is complete.

Children must be at least 8 years old to register, and those under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Registration is now closed. 




24 Responses to 2015 Training Seminar May 16 & 17

  1. Leann Dyer says:

    I will be signing up on Feb 1, I look forward to the opportunity to receive the knowledge and help when and where I can. Thank You

  2. Lynne Sovey says:


    I am interested in the May 2015 training for wildlife rescue.
    I have volunteer experience at a horse rescue ranch for neglected/ abused animals.

    Lynne Sovey

    • Denise@LTWC says:

      Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Sign ups will be on the home page of our website Feb 1’st!

  3. Susan says:

    hi, I would like to attend the training seminar, my e-mail: slohayza@gmail.com I’m studying Environmental Engineering. that’s a great opportunity.

    • Denise@LTWC says:

      Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Sign ups will be on the home page of our website Feb 1′st!

  4. Lauren says:

    Being that it is nearing February, I still don’t see anything about 2015 training seminar. I’d like to sign up if it’s still available. Any news on when it opens up?

    • Denise@LTWC says:

      Lauren- you should see a posting for the 2015 training seminar on Feb 1’st on our web page. It sold out last year but not until April although I’d suggest you sign up early ” just in case”!

  5. Jessie Sayre says:

    I’m really interested in taking your course and volunteering this next summer. I’m studying to be a zookeeper once I graduate, and I really want to be a part of the wildlife care in Lake Tahoe when I’m home for the summer. I know the requests of one person can’t really be accommodated when it comes to big events like this, but my schooling for the 14-15 school year doesn’t end until May 15, and I won’t be home until the next week (I go to school at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA so it takes me awhile to pack up the house and then move it south 800 miles to get home). If it would be at all possible, if the training session could be moved to the end of May so that I may attend, I would be so grateful. There isn’t anywhere else near Carson City that will give good experience with wildlife care, and I hope that I’ll be able to volunteer for your company.

  6. Karen says:

    Hi! I missed the seminar in May :( I want to volunteer at your rescue so badly! Have you any thoughts on a fall or summer seminar this year? I am even willing to pay extra! Anything to help those animals!


  7. Kate Beck says:

    Since this is the first time it has filled up this quick, I was wondering if opening a second class weekend in May would be possible. I do not know exactly what the class is about, but I am sure with all the interest in missing the sign ups you will have a lot of Volunteers willing to help set up chairs, education binders, tables, ect. I would be willing to help set up another class early to have everything ready. Would that be manageable? I mean, what can it hurt to have more Volunteers this year? And look at all these eager people!! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

  8. Melissa Weir says:

    Hi LTWC –

    I am very interested in either a cancellation in your seminar this upcoming May 2014 or signing up (very early) for the 2015 class. If there is anything I can help or assist with please contact me at the following number (530) 307-9411.

    Looking forward to hopefully lending a hand to wildlife in need – Thank you so much for the opportunity to give back to our animals!

    Melissa Weir

    • Denise@LTWC says:

      Thank you for your interest in LTWC. This is the EARLIEST we have ever filled the class! We start posting information about sign ups in Jan or Feb. “IF”
      by chance someone cancels we will contact you! Thank you for wanting to help the animals!

  9. Stacy Hembree says:

    My whole family wanted to do the seminar there. Two teenage daughters and my husband and I. We are long time locals. I did not realize you had to sign up so far in advance. If there is a wait list, please put my name on it. Even if we can only get one of us there, we would love to help out. We would also be interested in any other volunteering events you might have.
    Thank you,
    Stay Hembree

    • Denise@LTWC says:

      We appreciate your interest in volunteering for LTWC. Unfortunately the class filled up quicker than any other year! If by chance there is a cancellation we will contact you! We wish we could accommodate everyone wanting to take the class but need to keep it to a ” manageable ” size! Again- if any openings come up we will contact you!
      Thank You!

  10. David Carlson says:

    Hello, my twin daughters and I have been interested in the training seminar and have been wanting to volunteer at LTWC for some years now. We live in the Elk’s Club area and understand that we need to attend the training seminar first, but when we went to register, this years training seminar was full. Do we need to wait another year to become involved? My 12-year olds love animals and we would love to be involved, any thoughts?

  11. Bethany Bloom says:

    Hi! I am really interested in becoming a volunteer. I just moved to town in March and work at Barton as an RN and would love to be apart of this :) If you have any openings at all please contact me!
    Thanks :)

  12. Leslie Mix says:

    Am very interested in working on the rehab, rescue and release of wildlife, especially moutnain lions and bears. For the last several years I have volunteered for and received extensive training from the Wildlife Waystaion in Los Angeles. I am a Team Leader for the Bear Enrichment program. I’m looking forward to attending the training in May; depending upon the Nevada Legislature’ weekend meeting schedule. Please add me if you have an e-mail cotact list that you distribute to. Thank you!

  13. Margaret "Charlie" Goggin says:

    I’d like to take your training seminar. I was a zoology major in college, am thinking about going back to finish my degree, at UNR. I’ve been a bird feeder for Audobon, and have worked with raptors but am interested in any wild critter. I’d love to volunteer if I can.

    I’ve worked for small animal and horse vets, I can give injections (IV, IM and Sub-Q), have fed many types of baby birds, including owls and hawks.
    Thank you.

  14. Jc says:

    I am interested in volunteering LTWC. Please let me know when the next 2013 class is available. I am a vet tech/assitant with 6 years of clinical nutrition training in holistic nutrition. Thanks so much, Jc

  15. Julie Owen says:

    I would be interested in taking your next class for volunteers. I was a volunteer for the John Lindsey Wildlife museum in Walnut Creek when I was younger. I have lived in the Lake Almanor/Susanville area since 1978 and own a small ranch (7 acres) in an area where we have contact with a lot of wildlife. My husband and I also spend a lot of time in the mountains where we come in contact with wildlife. I would like to become active in wildlife volunteer work again. Thank you, Julie Owen

  16. Tracy Morgan says:

    I am currently a full time special education teacher in Carson City and am looking for a career change. Are there ever any employment opportunities with your organization? I have a great love of all animals ( including reptiles) and am told I am very good with them. If employment is not an option, I would definitely be interested in volunteering. Do you have to pay the fee when you register for the training, or can it be paid at a later date? Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much,

  17. Angie Corry says:


    I would love to attend the training seminar if you get any openings! I can be reached via email at angcorry@aol.com or my cell # is 530.318.6622.

    Thank you – Angie