Volunteers save the lives of hundreds of wild animals each year!
At Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic we depend on our dedicated volunteers who work one shift each week. We have two shifts each day, seven days a week. We are always in need of dedicated individuals over 18, who would like to learn more about our native Missouri wildlife and have a desire to make a difference in the lives of animals. It is especially rewarding to care for the animals in our facility and each volunteer position entails plenty of hard work with great reward.
Volunteer positions include:
Animal Care Assistant
Maintenance and general building repairs
Building animal cages and boxes
Event coordinators and volunteers
If you want to be a volunteer…
- You MUST be at least 18 years old.
Why? For 2 reasons: Liability insurance and Immune system development. The animals we come in contact with can have “zoonotic” diseases and parasites that can be transferred to human beings. With proper hygiene and good common sense, it rarely happens, but it is a possibility.
- You must be able to commit to a 5-6 hour shift every week.
We have 14 shifts per week. Morning shifts are from 9 am to 1 pm. Evening shifts are from 7 pm to 11 pm.
We ask that each volunteer commit to 1 shift per week, on a regular basis. During the busy months (March – October), the shifts can run longer and during the winter months they are shorter.
- Complete the Volunteer application form below.
Complete the volunteer application form. A volunteer will be in touch within seven days to schedule your orientation, training and add you to the volunteer roster.
If you would like to host a drive for items needed at the clinic for a community event at work, a birthday, in honor of Wildlife Wednesday, or for no reason other than to help us, you can find a list of the most common items we need here.
Designate your property as a wildlife release site
Missouri Department of Conservation requires us to release all of our rehabilitated on private property in Missouri. We cannot release on any government or park property.
If you think that your property would be a good place for wildlife to release and live, please complete the Wildlife Release Site Application Form below, and a volunteer will be in touch within two weeks to discuss your application.