Opportunities for Adults (18+)
We need volunteers to help with:
- Animal care
- Transport of animals
- Cage building and cage repair
- Special events and other opportunities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the BRWC!
We rely on volunteers in a number of different ways to help us and the wildlife. Each position is important.
Here are some of the ways you can help out the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center:
Transporting wildlife: sometimes just getting the animal to us is half the battle.
We do not want you to ever feel obligated to transport the animal. When we have an animal that needs a ride to us, we call everyone in or near that area. If you cannot help with that specific animal just let us know; we are often able to call other transporters. Also, the animal is usually already contained in something, but if a certain species makes you uncomfortable just let us know. In general, you do not need any special training, skills or equipment to do this.
Animal Care: the “hands on” experience with the animals.
We ask that you be able to commit to at least one year of volunteering - one day a week, the same day each week, for 4-6 hours. The Center's wildlife rehabilitators provide on-the-job training while performing the daily duties of the Center.
Each volunteer starts by learning the basics: laundry, dishes and cleaning. For safety and health reasons, volunteers must show commitment and attention to detail before they are able to move on to the “hands on” experience with the wildlife patients.
Special events or fundraising:
This can be anything from physically helping us set up and take down at events to helping plan events.
Thank you again for your interest in volunteering. If you have any questions, please contact the Center.