Volunteers for Wildlife is a nonprofit wildlife hospital and education center located on the grounds of Bailey Arboretum in Locust Valley. It’s mission: to rescue, rehabilitate, and release wild animals who have been injured, sick, or orphaned, and to educate the public about the importance of wildlife and ecological conservation. Each year, VFW accepts nearly 2,000 patients (mainly songbirds, waterfowl, and small mammals), all native to Long Island.

Children (3+) and adults can learn about our local furry friends through educational programming created by the VFW. Scout groups, library programs, guided nature hikes, night walks—there is something for everyone. To coordinate a program for your group, reach out to the Education Coordinator at info@volunteersforwildlife.org.