Exciting Experiences & Career-building Opportunities

Become a Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, or Volunteer @ AF! Become a Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, or Volunteer @ AF!

The Amphibian Foundation has worked with and trained many amazing Volunteers and Research Assistants over the years. Our programs and initiatives are dependent upon these important relationships. Whether you are interested in husbandry, gaining lab experience, and helping us take care of the over 700 reptiles and amphibians in our education collections, rearing endangered species of amphibian for conservation programs, teaching Critter Camp or one of our online classes, there are many opportunities to get involved with the Amphibian Foundation and saving amphibians! Engagement that inspires conservation action.

No experience necessary — we provide comprehensive training for all opportunities.


Lab Volunteer

Lab Volunteer

Collections Department. Weekly positions are available in the labs of the live education & research collections at the Amphibian Foundation, which consists of 3 labs and over 700 amphibians and reptiles. Collections shifts are weekly, and are on Tues and/or Thurs and/or Fri mornings.

The Collections Team is responsible for the care and maintenance of several cosmopolitan collections, and is made up of 3 staff members, and almost 40 volunteers. The Collections Volunteer training lasts 90 days, after which, our volunteers are eligible to enroll in any courses in the AF catalog — free of charge. If you would like to join this dynamic and diverse team of passionate conservation-minded people, and are available for a weekly commitment, apply today!

This opportunity is available for those ages 18+

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Research Assistants

Research Assistants

Research Department. Mentored research opportunities in the lab and in the field through AF's Gap-year program — the Conservation Research Bridge Program (Bridge). This immersive training program is based out of AF in Atlanta, GA USA and provides full-time and part-time enrollment. Ages 18+

The Bridge is a 1-3 semester Gap-year program focused on creating a 'bridge' for students to get them where they want to go. The Bridge provides experiences, training, and opportunities that are not available anywhere else, and include working with species protected under the Endangered Species Act in protected habitats like Wildlife Management Areas and military installations.

This opportunity is available for those ages 18+

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Volunteer Educator

Volunteer Educator

Education Department. The Amphibian Foundation is always seeking volunteers to join the AF Education Team and help us provide exciting and dynamic educational and outreach experiences for diverse audiences in and around metro Atlanta, as well as in online formats.

This is often the simplest way to get involved quickly with AF, as we are regularly invited to participate in events and can only respond with what our capacity will allow. If you are looking to work with amphibians and reptiles in the education field, this is a perfect opportunity to join our incredible Education Team.

This opportunity is available for those ages 18+

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Master Herpetologist Teaching Assistant

Master Herpetologist Teaching Assistant

Education Department. Students certified through our Master Herpetologist Program are encouraged to return to online education as a Teaching Assistant in our online classes. Master Herpetologists can help new students with the material in courses such as the Master Herpetologist Program, Husbandry & Captive Management Course, Southeastern Master Herpetologist Program, and the Junior Master Herpetologist Program. Ages 18+

Being a Teaching Assistant in one of our courses is an incredible way to get involved with AF from anywhere, contribute to the mission of conserving amphibians, as well as it being an exceptional experience and resumé builder. Teaching Assistant opportunities are made available through the Master Herpetologist Slack server, to which Master Herpetologists are invited to upon certification. If you are certified, and would like to become a Teaching Assistant click the link below and let us know on Slack.

This opportunity is available for those ages 18+

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Critter Camp Teaching Assistant

Critter Camp Teaching Assistant

Education Department. Teaching Assistantships are available for those interested in gaining valuable experience working with reptiles and amphibians, as well as teaching kids ages 6 - 14. Teaching Assistants help the Lead Instructors lead lessons and activities.

Although this is not a salaried position, there is a weekly stipend of $100 for Teaching Assistants. Preference for these positions is awarded to CIT graduates.

This opportunity is available for those ages 18+. One week committment minimum

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Counselor in Training

Counselor in Training

Education Department. We train our CITs in education and animal handling to work hands-on with the animals and campers at Critter Camp. CITs assist the Lead Instructors with the lessons and activities, as well as help camp run smoothly. At the successful completion of the training, CITs receive a Certificate of Training and a Letter of Recommendation for future positions at the Foundation and beyond. CITs are also eligible to continue volunteering, if desired, after the summer concludes. Ages 15-18 (2 week commitment minimum)

* The CIT position is currently the only opportunity to volunteer with the Amphibian Foundation for those under the age of 18.

This opportunity is available for those ages 15-18

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Special Projects

Special Projects

All Departments. We are so grateful for our community's desire to help AF achieve our mission!

While there are many ways to get involved listed throughout this website, one low-committment way to help is to join our Special Projects List. The Special Projects List is open to everyone. When an 'all hands on deck' opportunity arises, which could be a large-scale project at AF (in Atlanta), a bioblitz inventory of a park or Wildlife Management Area, etc..., we'll send a message out on the list. If you are available to help — great! There are generally less than 6 of these opportunities a year.

This opportunity is available for those of all ages

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