About Our Program – We have some exciting changes for 2018!

We are launching a new Animal Care Program.

We are combining our three programs into one, giving our volunteers the opportunity to work with all of our wildlife that we rehab onsite. Following is a bit about each of the animals you will be able to help care for while volunteering at TWRC Wildlife Center.

Did you know Opossums are Awesome? Working with the opossums in our Animal Care Program gives you the opportunity to work with and learn more about how they are good for our environment. We get opossums in from around the beginning of March until the middle of October.

Squirrels just wanna have fun! Have you always wondered what it would be like to feed and hold a squirrel? Now is your chance to help us take care of our baby and infant bushy tailed friends so they can get back out there and have a happy and fulfilling life. Squirrels have two seasons where we see the babies coming into our center; spring and fall.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s definitely a bird! Every spring and summer we receive hundreds of birds that need rehabbing at our center. We offer specialized care in overseeing their progress. Once they graduate from our program they are placed with a home rehabber to get them ready for release so they can let their inner Eagle fly free.

Volunteering is easy. Here’s what you need to know to begin volunteering with us.

  • You must be 14 or above to volunteer for all of the programs.
  • You are required to attend the new Animal Care Program orientation.
  • Once you have completed the orientation you will be sent a link so you can sign up for a training session. In this session we will teach you how to care for the animals in our program, including weighing, feeding, cleaning their cages, and other tasks that will need to be done during your volunteer shifts.
  • You are required to commit to work at least one shift every two weeks. The more the better. In fact, you can volunteer every day if you’d like! Our program runs from March through October, from 6am to 10pm during high seasons, 24 hours a day, so we offer numerous opportunities to volunteer.

If you are 18 years or older and would like to volunteer with our critical care and infant animals, please e-mail [email protected]. Additional specialized training is required and given to you free of charge by our medical team.

 

Ready to start an exciting opportunity to volunteer with TWRC?

New Animal Care Program Volunteer

  • New Volunteers must register online and pay a $40 fee. The fee includes a program t-shirt, a name tag, and training provided by qualified and experienced staff. All volunteers must wear a program t-shirt when working shifts.
  • We encourage new volunteers to pay the $40 registration fee online to prevent waiting in long lines to pay after orientation.  If you choose not to participate after attending orientation, we are happy to quickly refund your registration fee upon request.
  • If you prefer not to pay online, we will gladly accept your payment by cash or check when you show up for the orientation.
  • Within 48-hours of orientation, you will receive an invitation by email to sign-up for Volunteer Training through SignUp.com.
  • After completing the Volunteer Training, you will receive a second email with a link to sign up for regular shifts on SignUp.com.

Volunteers Returning From the 2017 Programs

  • Register and pay a $40 fee online using the link below. You will receive your program t-shirt at orientation. All volunteers must wear a program t-shirt when working shifts.
  • Within 48-hours of receiving your registration and fee payment, you will receive an invitation by email to sign-up for feeder shifts on SignUp.com.

For any questions please email, [email protected]

The Animal Care Program Orientation is held at 10801 Hammerly Blvd., Suite 200 and the Animal Care Program operates out of Suite 208. Attendance to Orientation is mandatory for everyone new to the Program. After attending orientation, Volunteers can sign-up to work shifts under the guidance of an Animal Care Supervisor. Dates and times of upcoming orientations will be posted on the calendarCourt-Ordered Community Service must be pre-approved by the Animal Care Manager, so please email [email protected]