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
- Taking out the garbage and recycling
This role if perfect for someone who:
- Is 16 years old or older
- Can commit to a minimum of 100 hours and a 4 to 5-hour weekly shift
- Have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination as you will be working directly with animals
- Can attend all onboarding training and participate in additional workshops.
- 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
- 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
- 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
We expect volunteers to commit to at least one 4 to 5-hour weekly shift, and a minimum of 100 hours.