Wildlife Rescue is powered by volunteer support. Since our inception, volunteers have shared their time and expertise creating the organization you see today. Without the dedication and energy of our volunteers, we would not be able to fulfill our rehabilitation and education mission.
When giving their time to Wildlife Rescue, our volunteers promote the welfare of wildlife and help give them a second chance at life. Are you interested in helping us make a difference for wildlife?
We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to match a range of talents and interests:
Wildlife Hospital – Animal Care and Staff Assistant roles perform essential animal care and maintenance tasks in Wildlife Hospital including preparing diets for patients and cleaning enclosures. Volunteers work together with staff to provide the best medical care and rehabilitation possible with the goal of releasing animals back into the wild.
Wildlife Support Centre – Wildlife Helpline and Admissions roles answer inquiries from the public and admit wildlife to the hospital while educating the public on how to co-exist peacefully with local wildlife. Rescue, Transport, and Release roles help injured and orphaned wildlife get to and from Wildlife Rescue.
Office Administration – Office Assistants help with various administrative projects in all departments of our organization to increase our output and reach. Some roles include Volunteer Recruitment Assistant, Resource Coordinator, Data Entry, Editor, Grant Writer, and Health & Safety Committee Member.
Education & Outreach – Education & Outreach roles organize Wildlife Rescue’s presence at many local events where we educate 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 corporate and community groups looking to participate in a day of light landscaping, cleaning, or maintenance projects.
To be eligible to volunteer you will need to:
Many roles will require an up to date Criminal Record Check (within the last 5 years) and tetanus vaccination (within the last 10 years), which we will assist you to complete during the onboarding process.
To participate in a day of corporate or community Group Volunteering, email the Volunteer Coordinator with a proposed date, number of volunteers, and how many hours (3-8) you’d like to volunteer.
To get involved as a volunteer, please fill in an application:
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“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
Through your backing, we provide care for more than 5,000 animals a year, giving them a second chance at a natural life. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation. We can because you care! Read more
Wildlife Rescue is powered by volunteer support. Throughout the year there are hundreds of volunteers who share their time and expertise for all facets of the organization. Read more
As a member of Wildlife Rescue, you are joining a committed group of people who value nature and all its wildlife. Choose your membership path today! Read more