Wildlife Rescue is powered by volunteer support. 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.

Wildlife Rescue is able to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities and experiences to match a range of talents and interests. Some Wildlife Rescue volunteers work in animal care to support staff in the direct care of the animals. Others assist with transportation, community events, or help out in the office, habitat garden and around our site at Burnaby Lake. Wildlife Rescue volunteers also donate professional skills in a range of areas such as design, marketing, grant writing and event management.

Wildlife Rescue’s volunteer opportunities are for people 16 years of age or older.

All Wildlife Rescue volunteers are required to submit a copy of a current (within five years) Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to commencing with their volunteer placement.

When giving their time to Wildlife Rescue, our volunteers promote the welfare of wildlife and help give wildlife a second chance at life.


Wildlife Rescue offers the opportunity to positively help injured and orphaned wildlife throughout British Columbia. In return, Wildlife Rescue offers regular training, mentor support, and an invitation to the annual volunteer appreciation event!

Seasonal Volunteer Positions

Goose Rescue Volunteer (April-June)

The Goose Rescue program is a seasonal program that operates annually from April to June during the busy Canada Goose nesting season. The program involves the safe capture and immediate release of goose families that have become trapped on buildings, rooftop gardens and other man-made structures by a specialized team of volunteers. 

If you are available during the daytime on weekdays between April-June, communicate well and would like to be part of a team helping wildlife in the field, this is the position for you! Click here for more information.

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