Volunteer & Internships at the Wildlife Center
Katie Heckert, email@example.com
Phone: 412-345-7300 x509
- Interested people must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer. Volunteers aged 16-17 will not be permitted to work with raptors or adult mammals. Persons 18 years and older are permitted to handle all animals at a staff member's discretion (except Rabies Vector Species without proper training and vaccinations). Volunteers go through extensive training and must be able to make a 6 month commitment.
- Prospective volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Information Session (no exceptions will be made). These sessions are on hold during our busy season, but will resume in the fall. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Give documentation of a current tetanus shot and a current photo ID. Individuals under the age of 18 will need a parent or a guardian to sign for them. Documentation of the rabies pre-exposure vaccination series and rabies certification by the PA Game Commission is required before working with Rabies Vector Species (RVS) animals
- Be able to provide your own transportation.
- Be able to commit to one 4 hour shift a week. Shift commitments may vary with different positions.
All volunteers will be asked to participate in activities other than animal care. Volunteers are expected to help at public appearances, fundraisers, and other daily projects.
Volunteering is a privilege and the Wildlife Center reserves the right to refuse any applicant and to terminate any volunteer at any time.
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Nursery (seasonal from May-August) Applications due by March 1, 2014
Bree Bigelow, email@example.com
Phone: 412-345-7300 x500
- We are a fully licensed wildlife rehabilitation center that treats over 2000 animals per year. Our mission is to release healthy animals back into the wild.
- Internships include learning to give comprehensive physical exams, prescribing treatments, providing daily husbandry and nutrition for various native species.
- Interns are taught to properly handle wild animals such as hawks, owls, and various mammals.
- A commitment of 15-20 hours per week is required. The center is open 7 days a week, so scheduling is very flexible.
- Candidates must have excellent communications skills, basic computer skills, and be able to work alone and in groups.
- Students in the biological and environmental sciences are preferred.
Summer 2014 Internship - 3/15/2014