Wildlife Hospital - Animal Care

Animal Care Volunteers perform much of the essential daily animal care and maintenance that occurs in Wildlife Rescue’s care facility. Please note that we require a minimum of 100-hour commitment from all of our volunteers.


  • Cleaning and preparing habitats and enclosures
  • Preparing meals and feeding wildlife patients
  • Light handling of wildlife patients
  • Washing and drying dishes and various medical supplies
  • Food cutting and mixing as part of the preparation of animal diets (this includes raw fish, worms, fruit etc.)
  • Cleaning medical supplies
  • Disinfecting equipment
  • Mopping
  • Taking out the garbage and recycling

This role if perfect for someone who:

  1. Is 16 years old or older
  2. Can commit to a minimum of 100 hours and a 4 to 5-hour weekly shift
  3. Have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination as you will be working directly with animals
  4. Can attend all onboarding training and participate in additional workshops.
  5. Is punctual. Arrive in time to be ready to work at the beginning of your shift. Give yourself time to get changed and settle in
  6. Is flexible and willing - follow instructions from staff and other volunteers, help out where help is needed, be positive. Be ready and willing to learn
  7. Communicate any interest they have in specific activities – staff may not always ask, but there are lots of opportunities to do different things once the daily tasks are completed

Time commitment:

We expect volunteers to commit to at least one 4 to 5-hour weekly shift, and a minimum of 100 hours.