Each year WildCare treats over 4,000 ill, injured or orphaned wild animals in our wildlife hospital, teaches more than 40,000 Bay Area children and adults in our environmental education programs, advocates for legislation and public action that benefit wildlife and their habitats, and answers thousands of telephone calls concerning human/wildlife interaction on our Living with Wildlife Hotline – 415.456.SAVE. Our mission is to live well with wildlife.
WildCare is home to 18 educational wildlife that includes small mammals, reptiles, and birds. These animals can no longer survive in the wild and now serve as ambassadors for their species, educating thousands of Bay Area children and adults each year.
What to Expect:
Our Ambassadors require daily feeding, care, enrichment, and training to provide them the best life possible.
Ambassador volunteers help care for our animal ambassadors and are able to provide valuable educational messages to the public on a daily basis. They also may have the opportunity to learn handling techniques, including manning raptors and positive reinforcement training techniques.
Ambassador volunteers will also be asked to participate in daily animal presentations, school programs, day camps, center tours, and special events as needed.
You can learn more about WildCare and what we do at www.discoverwildcare.org.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please fill out the google form posted under "website" and we will likely reach out within 1-2 weeks. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to Ryane Logsdon at email@example.com.
We will be having our first orientation on July 29th so please fill out our form by July 28th if you would like the opportunity to join that session, or July 30th if you would like to join us for our July 31st session, however please be aware that applications and orientation attendance are prerequisites to one-on-one interviews with our Education team and are not a guarantee of a volunteering spot.
- 18 years or older.
- Ability to commit to a 4-hour shift once per week.
- Commitment to volunteering for 9 months or longer.
- Amenable to regular email communication.
- Prior wildlife handling experience is preferred but not required. A good match is more important to us than prior experience.
- Must be able to regularly attend volunteer meetings every 4-6 weeks.