Animals & Wildlife - Alberta Institution for Wildlife Conservation- Wildlife Rescue Driver

Position Description:

  • Rescue Drivers are responsible for driving out to pick up and rescue injured and orphaned wild animals from Calgary and the surrounding area, and for bringing the animals back to the rehabilitation clinic
  • Rescue Drivers will undergo training on how to safely capture and contain a wide variety of wildlife species
  • Rescue Drivers are expected to volunteer at least twice per month in our slow season (September – April), and at least three times per month in the busy season (May – August). Shifts are typically 4 hours long, and volunteers are responsible for signing up for their own shifts ahead of time.
  • It is important to note that, while AIWC cannot directly reimburse drivers for the mileage that they incur on rescue driving missions, we do issue all volunteers a tax receipt for the value of the total kilometers they drive in a year.

Qualifications Required:

  • You must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle, as AIWC’s clinic is located 30 minutes north-west of Calgary and there is no public transportation
  • You must have a keen interest in working with wildlife (though no experience is necessary)
  • If the driver wishes to work with mammals, they must have their rabies vaccination and a recent (<2 years) titre check
  • You must be able to work independently, and handle a wide variety of animals on your own
  • You must be 18 years old or above

Duration: This position will go all year round, with orientation and interviews occurring in January 2020.

Qualifications Required

  • Age Requirement Must be at least 18+ Required
  • Have a vehicle Must be Yes
  • Valid Driver's License Must be Yes