Screech owl demonstration and Salato

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

The Salato internship and volunteer programs are temporarily on hold.

If you’ve got some free time on your hands or you are looking for a place to earn some valuable experience in exchange for college credit, the Salato Wildlife Education Center is the place to be!

Volunteer showing pelt

What are your interests? What kinds of skills can you offer? Your help and knowledge would be appreciated in any of the following areas:

  •  Conservation Education 
    • Interpretive programs
    • Special events and activities
    • Temporary Exhibits
  • Plants, Trails, and Projects
    • Trail maintenance
    • Planting/Weeding

Volunteer Program


Time to spare? Whether you are willing to donate several hours or several weeks a year, we promise the experience will be worthwhile. You don’t have to be a wildlife specialist to be a Salato Wildlife Education Center volunteer. All that is required is a positive attitude, an interest in animals and/or plants, and the ability to work with people of all ages.

Whether you enjoy working outdoors or indoors, Salato has something for everyone! Some volunteers may choose to work in Conservation Education, conducting educational programs or helping with special activities; while other volunteers may choose to get their hands dirty helping with plants, trails and special projects.

Everyone has something to offer. We accept those willing to volunteer from ages 16 and up. Retirees are welcome!

Just download the volunteer application and mail it to: Volunteer Program, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. For more information, call (502) 564-7863 or 1-800-858-1549. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Application Form

Internship Opportunities

“Gain Useful Knowledge and Experience While Earning College Credit”

Depending on the career in mind, the Salato Wildlife Education Center offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and gain valuable experience for their chosen field. Internships are available to currently-enrolled college students looking to earn course credit for their work. Interns earn college credit for leading interpretive programs in a formal and informal setting, using props and live animals as educational tools, landscaping with native plants, and much more!

Salato is looking for enthusiastic students interested in and/or majoring in wildlife biology, wildlife management, horticulture, education, public relations, or other related fields.

Talk with your advisor to see if an internship is a possibility for you and mail a completed internship application to: Internship Program, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. OR you can email your completed application to , with “Internship Application” in the subject line. For more information, please call (502)-892-4407.

Internship Application

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