Volunteer Posting 297

Transport & Release Volunteer
Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Burnaby
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 45 days (Fri, 28 May)

Do you want to give injured wildlife a second chance?

 

Do you enjoy driving?

 

Apply to become a Transport and Release volunteer today!

Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is a registered non-profit established in 1979. We are the largest wildlife rehabilitation facility in terms of intakes in Canada; we serve over 5000 wildlife patients each year! We rehabilitate injured wildlife, raise orphaned wildlife, and treat pollution-damaged wildlife with a goal of release back into the wild. We have a team of over 200 volunteers, whom along with staff, run our Wildlife Hospital 365 days a year. 

 

We have a high need for volunteers who:

  • Are available on weekdays between 10am and 3pm
  • Are willing to travel to between Burnaby and further areas in B.C including: Richmond, Delta, Surry, and the Fraser Valley.  
  • Have an up to date rabies vaccination and are willing to transport bats.

Volunteer Duties: 

  • Pick up injured, orphaned or pollution-damaged wildlife and deliver to the Wildlife Rescue rehabilitation centre
  • Release rehabilitated animals back into the wild
  • Transfer animals between Wildlife Rescue and other partner wildlife rehabilitation centres
  • Pick up and/or deliver supplies (optional)
  • Note: Volunteers are NOT required to trap or capture animals. Animals to be transported will already be contained in a box and additional training is required to become a rescue volunteer. 

We are looking for volunteer who: 

  • Have a valid BC Driver's license, auto insurance in good standing, and access to a safe, reliable vehicle.
  • Are reliable self-starters with a passion for wildlife
  • Are comfortable around small birds and mammals
  • Have respect for all species of wildlife
  • Understand the importance of following detailed instruction and protocols 
  • Have a positive attitude and great communication skills when representing Wildlife Rescue in the community.

Time Commitment

Minimum of one transport per week and 100-hours total. Transport requests may be less frequent in the fall and winter. This is an on-call position, therefore flexible schedules can be accommodated. 

 

Additional Information: 

Volunteers will be required to show proof of an up-to-date tetanus vaccination within the last 10 years. Wildlife Rescue issues tax receipts for mileage annually, since we cannot reimburse for gas expenses.

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