Ever wanted to Help, rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals? They are in need for help all year round. Provide a second chance to orphaned wildlife in British Columbia. With 20 years of successful rehabilitation, this Wildlife rehabilitation centre has become a haven for bears, moose, deer and other orphaned wildlife. The work with the wildlife on the centre is physically demanding and it is by no means an’ easy holiday option’! The minimum duration of stay is 8 weeks with a maximum duration of 12 weeks. This gives the animals a chance to get to know and trust you, and it requires a little time to learn their routine.
This is why:
Volunteers and Interns are the backbone of the organization. It is these individuals, who give freely
of their time, that make caring for all the animals possible. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre has
no paid staff. The wildlife shelter is run by a dedicated group of volunteers.
Working at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center can be very intense at times because of the hours that you sometimes have to keep. With any luck, you will be working an five - eight hour day, but at times it can be up to 12 hours, depending on the number of admissions and their problems. Sometimes there can even be a 2 a.m. feeding. Volunteers will be expected to be involved in all aspects of the shelter. Your job will include feeding, food preparation, cleaning, laundry, administering treatment, participating in building projects, painting, etc...
Consider that working outside every day in every kind of weather can be extremely hard and it can make for a long day. Contact with animals is limited as we try not to habituate them to humans. Additional learning opportunities for those who commit to a longer time period: Assistance in medical care of injured animals, assistance in bottle feeding young animals (this opportunity depends on the time of year), capture and release of wildlife.