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Volunteer Opportunities - Wild ARC Victoria

Wild ARC - Animal Care

Our busy baby season runs from April to September and we need plenty of helping hands to keep our wild babies fed, cleaned and on the road to recovery. It’s a lot of responsibility – and a lot of elbow grease – to care for these wild animals, but helping them return to the wild is worth every moment!

Wild ARC - Spit'n'Polish

Our Spit ‘n’ Polish volunteers are crucial to keeping our wildlife centre running smoothly. Cleaning kennels, folding laundry and washing dishes may not sound glamourous, but knowing that you’re ensuring our team has exactly what they need to save wild lives is incredibly rewarding.

Wild ARC - Wildlife Chef

Perhaps you’re a whiz in the kitchen and want to put your dicing and chopping skills to good use. Our Wildlife Chefs prepare species-specific diets for our wild patients, making sure they get all the nutrition they need to fully recover.

Wild ARC - Wildlife Transport Team

Our transporters act as ‘animal ambulances’ (while still obeying the rules of the road!), to make sure distressed wildlife arrives at our centre as soon as possible. No need to be a daring rescue hero, these team members transport already-contained wildlife in need of a safe ride.

Wild ARC - Events, Fundraising and Outreach Team

If you like making connections with local supporters, or are interested in gaining more fundraising experience, our Events and Fundraising Team is the place to start. From benefit auctions to raffles, there’s many chances to help generate much-needed funds to support our work.

Wild ARC - Maintenance Team

Are you handy with tools and fixing things? Wild ARC treats 140 different species annually and each one needs specialized enclosures. Join our maintenance team to help us keep up with repairs throughout the year.

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Mission Statement

Wild ARC is a Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre operated by the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and is located in Metchosin, about 40 minutes outside of Victoria. Wild ARC's mission is to provide humane care to injured, orphaned, sick and distressed wildlife based on established rehabilitation standards and the animal's natural history.  Wild ARC also aims to educate the public about wildlife, animal welfare, and co-existing with nature, as over 80% of the wild animals treated at Wild ARC are impacted by human activity. Wild ARC is the only wildlife rehabilitation centre on southern Vancouver Island and treats over 3,000 wild animals annually. Our efforts are not funded by any government agency. We appreciate your interest and support in caring for wild animals in distress.  Fill in an application to join our volunteer team and you can help save the lives of wild animals.