Wildlife Transport and Release

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COVID-19 Support: 
No
Virtual work: 
No
Position description: 

Want to work on an "On-Call" basis to help wildlife?

Have access to a vehicle?

Apply to become a Rescue, 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 160 volunteers, whom along with staff run our Wildlife Hospital 365 days a year.
Transport volunteers help wildlife by transporting injured wildlife and supplies to and from our centre. Transportation Volunteers may have the opportunity to participate in the release of wildlife patients back into the wild.

We have a high need for people willing to travel between Burnaby and remote areas including: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Hope, Langley, Richmond, Surrey, or White Rock.

Deliverables/Duties: 

Pick up injured, orphaned, pollution-damaged wildlife from the public and deliver to the Wildlife Rescue rehabilitation centre in Burnaby
Release rehabilitated animals
Transfer animals between Wildlife Rescue and other partner wildlife rehabilitation centres
Communicate with the public who have found injured wildlife and refer them to the Wildlife Helpline
Liaise with the Support Centre for pick up and release information
Pick up and/or deliver supplies (optional)

Qualifications: 

Valid BC Driver's license and insurance in good standing.
Access to a reliable vehicle in safe working condition.
Have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination and be comfortable around birds and small mammals.
Be reliable - we expect you to participate in a minimum of one transport per week.
Attend all onboarding training - we will train you and you will never be transporting an uncontained animal.
Be flexible and willing to follow instructions from staff and other volunteers, help out where help is needed, be positive.
Good communication skills with the public.
Professional conduct while representing Wildlife Rescue in the community.

Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Senior
All Ages
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

Please apply online at the link below. Once you fill in an application you will be asked to attend a 1-hour Meet and Greet information session. We will evaluate your suitability to our program at the Meet and Greet sessions.

Mileage is not reimbursed but we are able to provide a charitable tax receipt.

You can find out more about us online at www.wildliferescue.ca

How to apply: 
http://bttr.im/mj3at
Contact person: 
Volunteer Coordinator
Contact phone: 
604-526-2747 x513
Other Volunteer Opportunities: 

Do you enjoy hands-on work?

Want to help wildlife?

Apply to become an Animal Care Volunteer today!

Volunteer skills: 
Animals, Pets
Conservation, Environmentalism, Endangered Species
Invasive Species Management, Greening, Gardening Projects

Do you want to be on the frontline to help wildlife?

Do you have great customer service skills?

Apply to become a Wildlife Helpline Volunteer!

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.

Volunteer skills: 
Administration (Other)
Cashier, Sales, Merchandising
Data entry
Program, Office Assistance
Reception, Customer Service
Career, Life Skills
Crisis, Grief
Teaching, Instructing, Tutoring, Facilitating
Animals, Pets
Conservation, Environmentalism, Endangered Species
Invasive Species Management, Greening, Gardening Projects
Desktop Publishing
Fundraising
Human Resources and Volunteers
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Environment & Animals
Mission:
Wildlife Rescue's vision is to continually improve the welfare of urban wildlife. The mission is to provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.
Cause tags:
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
20
Position start/end date:
3 May 2018
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Wildlife Rescue Association
5216 Glencarin Drive
Burnaby, BC V5B 3C1
Last Updated: September 14, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: December 13, 2020