Animals & Wildlife - Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation- Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant

Position Description:

  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistants are responsible for assisting clinic staff with a variety of tasks in our rehabilitation hospital, including cleaning, diet preparation, cage set up, and other tasks as required
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistants 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 3-4 hours long, and volunteers are responsible for signing up for their own shifts ahead of time.
  • Please be aware that there is little-no direct animal handling with this position for the first year. After one year, you may apply to be a Senior Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant, which will include some animal handling and more advanced responsibilities.
  • It is important to note that, while AIWC cannot directly reimburse drivers for the mileage that they incur coming out to the facility; however, 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)
  • You must be 18 years old or above

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


Location: The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) clinic, on the corner of TWP 282 and RR30 near Madden, AB.

Qualifications Required

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