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US-SCI 10.1 ESTADOS UNIDOS Estados Unidos Environment / Work with animals 27/08/2020 17/09/2020

Mission: Wolf Caring for Wolves and their Habitat

Camp code:

US-SCI 10.1


United States of America

Start Date:

27 Aug 2020

End Date:

17 Sep 2020


10: Environment protection

Work Types:

Environment / Work with animals

Number of volunteers:


International age:

18 - 99

National age:

16 - 99

Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:


Required Language:


Spoken Language:



Description: 2020 marks our thirtieth year hosting SCI-IVS USA camps. International participants in past camps range from a 13-year-old girl from Austria to a 63-year-old grandmother from Germany. Over two hundred individuals have become a part of a huge extended family that stretches worldwide. Each summer for three weeks visitors will find Mission:Wolf buzzing with unique accents and friendly people from many far places. 

Type of Work: Daily rituals start with a morning feed and a count of the wolves. They all get a small bit of food and are checked to make sure they are all moving and healthy. The volunteers may be involved or they may choose to feed themselves and work on other needs. Another task is to haul water to all of the enclosures daily. Twice a week volunteers must cut, distribute and haul a few hundred pounds of raw meat and feed the wolves. This is the highlight of the week typically and all of the volunteers are expected to help. This involves cutting up dead animals that are donated by local ranchers as they pass. This is a big job and one that brings out emotions in everyone involved. In addition, volunteers must feed themselves, as a group. The rest of the time is spent working on the facility.

Accommodation: All of the water and electricity come straight from the resources on the Mission:Wolf site. Everything is solar powered, including the water pump. Any showers must be taken during the day and not early in the morning or in the evening. The same rules apply to laundry. If the volunteers can combine loads of laundry that works best. It’s recommended for volunteers to bring their own tents and sleeping bags. Everyone without a tent will be provided with a place to sleep but it may not be as comfortable as if have their own tent. 

Language: English and Spanish

Notes: Additional application submitted to Mission: Wolf is required