Interested in Rehabbing?

You can make a difference!

If you are interested in contributing to the field of wildlife rehabilitation, the best place for you to get started is with a licensed rehabilitator in your area, with whom you may volunteer for a while.  By doing things this way, you will be able to learn what is involved in the entire wildlife rehabilitation, including both the good and the bad.  You will be able to find out if it really is for you, and if you want to dedicate more of your time to it under your own license.
 

You will also learn about the long hours and hard work that the majority of wildlife rehabbers put into their contribution, and that almost all rehabilitation work is done on a volunteer basis.  True, there are some paid positions in some centers across the country, however, they are the minority.  Most wildlife rehabilitation is strictly voluntary.

Scroll down to fill out our application form to receive more information about volunteering or becoming a state licensed rehabilitation specialist.  If you are interested in becoming a licensed rehabilitator, your submitted information will be passed on to our local/state permit coordinator who will contact you separately.

Interested in Volunteering?
We need you!

Do you love birds and wildlife?
Do you have a good work ethic?
Are you not afraid to get a little dirty?

Here are some of the ways you can serve as a volunteer:
 

  • HABITAT ENRICHMENT - as an outside aviary and habitat cleaner and organizer (mornings)

  • HOSPITAL – assisting rehab staff with cleaning and diet prep (morning & afternoon shifts)

  • MAINTENANCE as a maintenance specialist: carpenter, electrician, or plumber

  • OUTREACH public speaking such as schools, giving educational talks

  • RESCUER / TRANSPORTER  (separate orientation and training required)

  • ORPHANED BIRDS HOME CARE PROVIDER  (separate orientation and training required)

Volunteer Requirements:
 

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Fill out an application that identifies your volunteer interests

  • Schedule an interview

  • Attend an orientation and training session

  • Read, acknowledge and follow our volunteer guidelines 

  • Commit to your schedule

Application for those interested in Volunteering and/or learning more about becoming a Wildlife Rehabber. 

You can make a difference!

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