Volunteer Application Form

Revised 4/2024
WILDCARE, Inc. is an independent, emergency wildlife clinic that is involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, ill, and orphaned wild animals. We intake approximately 1500-2000 animals every year, and rely heavily on our volunteer team to help with daily operations. Our volunteers are a necessity to the success of our organization, and we seek caring people who are reliable, respectful, and trustworthy. The animals brought to our door are highly stressed and need time to heal, so we also seek understanding people who will provide a quiet, and respectful environment for them. Volunteer participation is key to all of our programs to help wildlife.

We review applications continuously and will be in touch with you, typically within a couple of days of receipt of your application, to discuss how your availability and experience can fit in with our needs. Wild Care volunteers must be at least 18 years of age (ages 16-17 are accepted for the Baby Bird program, with a partner over the age of 18) and must have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination.
Be aware that this is not an opportunity for individuals primarily interested in photography, handling, or repetitive contact with wildlife. Unlike zoos, museums, and aquariums, with the exception of a very few permitted educational animals, the animals we have are not for display, fundraising, entertainment, or training purposes. They are here to recover from being orphaned, injured, or ill, and are intended to be returned to the wild.

Note too, that we spend considerable effort in training new volunteers. Please be mindful of that when you make a commitment to us. We’d like you to stay on for a minimum of 6 months, or a full summer season if summer volunteer only.

All fields below are required, except those marked Optional. Thank you.

    Part-Time ResidentYear-Round Resident


    Baby Bird Program (Summer only)Rescue/Transport ProgramFundraising ProgramFront Desk VolunteerClinic ProgramEvents ProgramAdministrative assistanceSquirrel Feeding Program




    Note: we are experiencing rare occasions when this application is not received by us. If you do not hear back within one week please send a follow up email to: [email protected].

    If you find an animal in
    distress, please call us at:


    Our helpline and our facility
    are open EVERY DAY from
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
    We are located at the
    Orleans rotary (on the Eastham side).

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