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A Walk on the Wild Side

We believe all life is precious at A Walk on the Wild Side, and we strive to rehabilitate and release orphaned, sick, or injured wild animals back to their natural habitat. A Walk on the Wild Side believes education is the key to help humans and wildlife coexist and keep the natural balance of our local ecosystem.

Contact
Kimberly
Phone Number
563-590-0603
Email
walkthewildside@mediacombb.net
Website Address
none
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/awalkonthewildside1/
Volunteer Need 1
Intern - Cleaning cages and feeding animals
Volunteer Need 2
Intern
Volunteer Need 3
Intern
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Whispurring Hope Rescue

Our mission is to give homeless and unwanted animals a second chance through our rescue and adoption programs. Also, to educate the public about spaying and neutering their pets.

Contact
Victoria Ruefer
Phone Number
563-564-1771
Email
whispurringhoperescue@gmail.com
Website Address
http://whispurringhoperescue.weebly.com/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/whispurringhope/
Volunteer Need 1
Here at Whispurring Hope, we depend very much on the wonderful work of our volunteers. Although the demands of animal rescue can be very stressful, the rewards are many. If you would like to join us in our mission to help animals in need, please fill out a volunteer application. http://whispurringhoperescue.weebly.com/volunteering.html
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Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board Inc.

The mission of the DCCB is to enhance the quality of life of our citizens by providing quality outdoor recreation facilities, environmental education, and by promoting the long-term protection of Dubuque County’s natural resources and heritage.

Contact
Allie Schmalz
Phone Number
5635566745
Email
allie.schmalz@dubuquecounty.us
Website Address
13606 Swiss Valley Rd
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Swiss-Valley-Nature-Center-61528026098/?ref=hl
Volunteer Need 1
Weekend Volunteer: Swiss Valley regular staff work throughout the week or programs during the weekends and we sometimes need help to keep the Nature Center open on the weekends. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Whole day shifts or half day shifts are available. Volunteers are trained in greeting visitors, answering phones, and the general procedures in opening and closing the Nature Center.
Volunteer Need 2
Special Service Groups Volunteer: Swiss Valley Nature Center works with area groups on larger land and facility management projects. Such groups include: Boy/Girl scouts, local churches, friends groups, schools, and more! Tasks could include tree planting, construction of wood duck or blue bird houses, or invasive species management.
Volunteer Need 3
Land Management:  Habitat Restoration: Staff will provide safety equipment and an opportunity to maintain Dubuque County Conservation areas as well as teach volunteers techniques that can be implemented on their own property. Techniques will include invasive species removal, tree planting, trail maintenance and more!  Trail Ambassador: Volunteers act as a liaison for Dubuque County Conservation to the public and provide trail maintenance. Possible duties include: trash collection, pruning woody vegetation, informing staff of items needing attention such as downed limbs, washouts, graffiti, social interactions with trail users, and more!  Maple Syruping: Work with staff to tap maple trees or monitor the evaporator and watch the sap turn into syrup!
Volunteer Need 4
Volunteer Naturalists: Over 20,000 students receive environmental education each year at Dubuque County Conservation areas. These visits provide students with a unique field experience taught by both staff and trained volunteers. A desire to learn more about nature and a willingness to share your enthusiasm and knowledge with students is all that is needed to be a volunteer naturalist. Prior experience is not necessary since training is provided.
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

To explore life of Dubuque, the Mississippi River and the Rivers of America and their global connections, and to research, interpret, educate and promote the conservation of their historical and natural environment.

Contact
Vicky Sutter
Phone Number
563 557 9545
Email
vsutter@rivermuseum.com
Website Address
http://www.rivermuseum.com
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/rivermuseum
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/rivermuseum
Volunteer Need 1
MRC Greeter - 2-10 hours per week: The MRC Greeter (Mississippi River Center) will stand near the Main Entrance and welcome every visitor to the Mississippi River Center. Smile! Ask to see visitors’ sticker. Handout the map and explain the location of aquariums, exhibits, movie times, etc. as we have done in the past. Don’t forget to explain that the front side is the MRC & the back side is the NRC. (Note: people will enter the building through the paddlewheel box office area, the Riverboat Museum wing, and the Boatyard Plaza doors). Thank people as they leave for the day for coming. If going back to the National River Center building, let people know how to get back there. We have wheelchairs and strollers available for use. They will be located to the left of the backwater marsh before the doors to the Boatyard Plaza. When you see someone enter in a wheelchair or with a stroller, point out the elevator before the Gift Store. Remind all visitors that the museum and aquarium and all riverfront features are ADA (American Disability Act) compliant.
Volunteer Need 2
NRC Greeter - 2-10 hours per week: The NRC Greeter (National River Center) will stand well inside the front doors, past the box office. Smile! Ask to see visitors’ sticker. Give them a map and direct them to: the RiverWays Gallery, the River’s to the Sea Gallery, RiverWorks Gallery, Rivers Edge Café, the Gift Store (press 1 on the elevator); and the Restrooms. The easiest route to the Mississippi River Center is to exit the main front entrance, through the Mississippi Plaza and enter at the Woodward Museum. We have wheelchairs and strollers available for use. They will be located on the steps inside the front door of the new building. When you see someone enter in a wheelchair or with a stroller, point out the elevator directly across from the box office. Remind all visitors that the museum and aquarium and all riverfront features are ADA (American Disability Act) compliant.
Volunteer Need 3
Touch Tank - 2-10 hours per week: The Touch Tank position (Mississippi River Center) will be located beside the Sturgeon Touch Tank and explain to visitors the proper procedure of washing arm, hands, etc. The Educator stationed in the Wetlab will be there to help with any questions. We have wheelchairs and strollers available for use. They will be located to the left of the backwater marsh before the doors to the Boatyard Plaza. When you see someone enter in a wheelchair or with a stroller, point out the elevator before the Gift Store. Remind all visitors that the museum and aquarium and all riverfront features are ADA (American Disability Act) compliant.
Volunteer Need 4
RiverWorks Assistant - 2-10 hours per week: The RiverWorks Assistant (2nd floor) is responsible for helping the Educator at the RiverWorks Stream Table. Please help clean up any water, hang up smocks and collect boats. Extra towels and smocks are available in the storage closet. This area can get wet, so volunteers/interns should wear footwear that will not hold water. The volunteer/intern can assist the learning process at this table while the children and adults are having fun. There is a “parking place’ for strollers just outside of the RiverWorks Gallery and people are encouraged to leave strollers at this point and to carry or assist their toddlers or babies.
Volunteer Need 5
Flood Table - 2-10 hours per week: The Flood Table educator/volunteer (Mississippi River Center) will be located beside the flood table and explain to visitors which flood is being seen. The orange button simulates the 1965 flood in Dubuque that reached almost up to the Dubuque County Courthouse and inundated the Ice Harbor area and much of downtown Dubuque. The Julien Dubuque Bridge, going to Illinois, was the only bridge open for hundreds of miles up and down the Mississippi River. On the post near the flood table is a marker where the water level would have reached during the 1965 flood. The educator/volunteer can also point out another marker outside in the boat yard, on the light post near the boat launch. The educator/volunteer can orient the visitor to other important landmarks on the flood table such as the lock and dam, train bridge, green line representing the flood wall built in 1973, Catfish Creek, the Wisconsin Bridge. Visitors always like personal stories from actual experiences or stories that have been heard from others who experienced a Dubuque flood. The Educator stationed in the Wetlab will be there to help with any questions.
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Dubuque Regional Humane Society

DRHS protects and promotes the well-being of all animals by fostering respect for their inherent dignity. We do this by educating youth on the humane treatment of animals, providing shelter and care for unwanted and abandoned animals, visiting nursing homes and assisted living facilities for pet therapy, and socializing animals to give them a better quality of life.

Contact
Courtney Schultz
Phone Number
563.582.6766
Email
courtney@dbqhumane.org
Website Address
http://www.dbqhumane.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/dubuquehumane
Volunteer Need 1
Exercise and socialization volunteer: volunteer at the shelter and play with and socialize our adoptable cats & dogs. This opportunity is crucial for our animals because it gives them time out of their cage and time to bond.
Volunteer Need 2
Off-Site volunteer: Bring adoptable animals to various events in the community. These events are wonderful because they give the adoptable animals the opportunity to be seen outside of the shelter environment and hopefully adopted!