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Volunteer Opportunities

Baby Bird Program

Season: Wild Care’s Baby Bird Program runs from late May through the end of August.
Commitment: We require a commitment to a three-hour shift, one day per week, for a minimum of three months.
Details: Our baby bird volunteers help raise infant songbirds in three-hour shifts between 6am and 6pm every day. The birds must all be hand-fed a special formula, and be offered appropriate food dishes, such as worms, fruit, veggies, and seed. Their care also includes cleaning/disinfecting cages, dishes, and laundry, as well as changing linens, water, and food plates. Volunteers should be prepared to get a little dirty in this department. We ask our volunteers to communicate with staff if any questions or concerns arise with the birds, or if something exciting occurs, such as a bird that’s starting to self-feed!!

Clinic Program

Season: Wild Care’s Intensive Care Clinic Program is year round, 365 days per year.
Commitment: We require a commitment to a three-hour shift, one day per week, for a minimum of six months.
Details: Our clinic volunteers are an invaluable resource and uphold the functionality of the clinic by cleaning/disinfecting laundry, dishes, crates, habitats, and aviaries. Other tasks may include setting up habitats, grocery shopping, preparing food dishes, and occasionally helping with animal restraint. Volunteers should be prepared to get a little dirty in this department.

Rescue Program

Season: Wild Care’s Rescue Program is year round, 365 days per year.
Commitment: We require a flexible schedule, availability, and a year-round or seasonal commitment to be a part of our rescue team.
Details: Wild Care receives a large volume of phone calls every day, regarding wildlife in distress. The callers are not always able to capture and/or transport animals to our center. We rely heavily upon our rescue team to go retrieve these animals in need of rehabilitation. Wild Care requires volunteers to be “on call,” which means fairly available during business hours. We will try and work within the volunteer’s schedule, and call on days and times when they are typically available. Our accelerated response time contributes to a higher chance of survival for wildlife in need of immediate rescue. Rescue volunteers should have a reliable means of transportation and a somewhat flexible schedule. Volunteers should be prepared to get a little dirty in this department. Appropriate training will be provided.

Administrative Program

Season: Wild Care’s Administrative Program is year round, 365 days per year.
Commitment: We require a commitment of six months being on call for our office administrator. Weekly shifts can be scheduled, but this position is often on an as-needed basis, with some months being busier than others.
Details: Administrative volunteers play a critical role at Wild Care, helping with office maintenance. Tasks may include record keeping, filing, donation management, thank you letters, photocopying, printing and folding brochures, researching vendors, and occasionally updating animal admission and disposition statistics. Volunteers are required to have some previous office experience, and should be computer and internet savvy. Volunteers should be familiar with Windows and Mac OS, Microsoft Word, and Excel. Previous IT experience is a bonus.

Fundraising Program

Season: Wild Care’s Fundraising Program is year round, 365 days per year.
Commitment: We require a commitment of six months being on call for fundraising help. Weekly shifts can be scheduled, but this position is often on an as-needed basis, with some months being busier than others.
Details: Fundraising volunteers play a critical role at Wild Care, helping our Executive Director with planning, coordinating and executing fundraisers/events. Tasks may include brainstorming fundraiser ideas, advertising, selling tickets, collecting items for yard sales, raffles and auctions, setting up and cleaning up at events, and participating in the events. Fundraising volunteers should be outgoing and good with the public.

Please fill out the form below or click here to download our volunteer application!

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Wild Care volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination. Some volunteer positions require a minimum weekly commitment.

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2017 Volunteer Application

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

508-240-2255

Our helpline and our facility
are open EVERY DAY from
9:00am-5:00pm.
We are located at the
Eastham rotary.

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