Since 1979 more than 100,000 animals have been treated by Wildlife Rescue.
Thanks to the support of individuals like you, Wildlife Rescue can provide a lifeline for animals in distress.
Wildlife Rescue is powered by over 200 volunteers who donate over 28,000 hours annually. There are approximately 150 Wildlife Rescue volunteers supporting all areas of the organization.
Without their dedication, energy and expertise, we would not be able to fulfill our rehabilitation and education mission.
We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to match a range of talents and interests:
Outpatient Care – Wildlife Helpline & Admissions; Rescue, Transport & Release; and Goose Rescue (seasonal) roles ensure the best care for wild animals before and after they attend our Wildlife Hospital, and educate the public on how to co-exist peacefully with local wildlife.
Office Administration – Volunteer Recruitment Assistants, Resource Coordination, Data Entry and other administration roles assist office staff to increase our output and reach.
Education & Outreach – An Outreach Coordinator and Outreach Assistants organize Wildlife Rescue’s presence at many local events where we education the public on how to co-exist peacefully with local wildlife and encourage people to get involved.
International Volunteer Program – We work with agencies from around the world to help international volunteers gain worthwhile experience and learn about Canadian Wildlife.
Practicum Program – Volunteers looking for a deeper knowledge of wildlife natural history and physiology can partake in an intensive Rehabilitation, Rescue, Release and/or Helpline work experience program.
Group Volunteering – Wildlife Rescue welcomes the support of community/corporate groups looking to participate in a day of light landscaping, cleaning or maintenance projects.
To get involved as a volunteer, complete an Application Here and register for an upcoming ‘Meet & Greet’ session.
To be eligible to volunteer you will need to:
Once you attend a ‘Meet & Greet’, we will help you complete:
Apply for one of our Practicum Programs here.
Apply for our International Volunteer Program here.
To participate in a day of corporate Group Volunteering, email the Volunteer Coordinator with a proposed date, number of volunteers, and how many hours you’d like to volunteer (3-8).
Already a volunteer? Need to login to your account? Click here.
If you are logging in with a mobile device, click here.
” Volunteering at Wildlife Rescue has allowed me to connect with dozens of like-minded people who share the same passion for wildlife and nature. It’s very rewarding!
– Maggie D, Animal Care Volunteer