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Job Number:  44877
Wildlife Helpline & Admissions Assistant
Job Posted: Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 22 June 2018
(88 days ago)
WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Burnaby Salary: $12.65 an hour

Hours:            30 hrs/week

Dates:             up to 12 week contracts ending 1st September

Pay:                $12.65 per hour

Closing:         once filled


Want to make a difference for wildlife? Enjoy talking to people, giving advice, coordinating activities? Wildlife Rescue is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working Wildlife Helpline & Admissions Assistants, to perform essential daily duties at our rehabilitation centre. Come and work alongside staff and volunteers, and help keep our Outpatient Care Program in operation 7 days a week during our very busy baby bird season. There won’t be a day without a baby bird!


Positions are made available through the federal Canada Summer Jobs program, administered by Service Canada. To be eligible, applicants must be post-secondary students who:


  • are between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • have been registered as full-time post-secondary students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations.




  • Provide daily assistance on the phone for members of the public that have wildlife questions, issues or have found injured wildlife
  • Record and respond to incoming calls
  • Provide advice on wildlife situations
  • Help organize the transfer of wildlife to our Wildlife Hospital
  • Communicate with volunteers, and admission and hospital staff
  • Assist members of the public who arrive at the Wildlife Hospital with injured wildlife
  • Process the information and paperwork needed for wildlife intakes
  • Advise people about cohabiting successfully with wildlife in the urban environment
  • Talk to people about how we are funded and how they can help support our organization




  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment (e.g. restaurant, retail)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organization and time management
  • Demonstrable passion for animals, preferably wildlife
  • Reliability
  • Patience and compassion
  • Comfort around small birds and mammals
  • Able to work four 7.5-hour shifts a week, which may include a weekend day and statutory holidays




  • Basic Helpline and Admissions Training
  • Specific training on responding to baby bird, and nuisance and injured wildlife calls
  • Ongoing training provided by staff on shift as required




  • Help us reduce the suffering caused to wildlife by human activities
  • Become part of a small team making a difference
  • Increase your knowledge of local species and how to cohabit with wildlife
  • Expand your knowledge and skills in communications, customer relations, and administration
  • Learn about the field of rehabilitation and network with other animal care centres in the Lower Mainland
  • Build your resume!


To apply for a position, please send a cover letter and resume together in a single pdf file, with your name and the position (WHAA) in the title, to


Please be advised that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, but Wildlife Rescue would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest.

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Contact Details:

www:   wildliferescue.ca/

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