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Wildlife Rehabilitation Animal Care Onsite Volunteers

Organization: Heaven's Wildlife Rescue
Type: vol+ stipend+ free accom (see below)

Location: Oil Springs, near Sarnia, Ontario
Housing: Free on-site accommodation available

We are currently accepting applications for onsite animal care volunteer positions.

  • Start dates – All Summer
  • End Dates - Aug 15th to Aug 31st
  • Extended End dates: Oct 15th to Oct 30th
  • Time periods: 1 to 7 month periods available.
  • Stipend: $75 per week for Canadian Residents

Application deadline: Positions will be filled as we interview applicants. Volunteers with longer volunteer periods will be chosen first

Volunteer Duration:

All intern positions are voluntary and full-time. Position duration varies from a minimum of 1 month up to a maximum of 7 months. Applicants who desire longer volunteer periods will be considered first. Work schedule is 5 days per week, 45-50 hours per week, (usually 9 to 10hr days). The schedule depends on the needs of wildlife patients and is rotating and includes days, evenings, split shifts, and weekends.

Animal Care Volunteers:

Our volunteers learn a variety of wildlife rehabilitation skills and techniques. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to patient admissions, assisting with species examinations, species-specific diet preparations, feeding orphaned babies, gavage feeding, indoor cage and outdoor enclosure cleaning, medication administration, wound management, assisting with turtle egg harvesting and incubating. (depending on admissions) grounds maintenance such as grass cutting, weed wiping, painting, cleaning, dishes, laundry

The wildlife we rehabilitate are:

Raccoon, fox, bat, skunk, squirrel, opossum, mink, weasel, flying squirrel, cottontail, groundhog, chipmunk, muskrat, coyote, turtles etc.


We provide free-of-charge onsite accommodations with other volunteers, you will have access to kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities. Wi-Fi is also available. Please state on your application whether or not you would like to be considered for accommodations and where you saw our ad.


At least 18 years of age
Commitment to the length of the volunteer term

Must be dedicated and reliable.

A valid driver’s license is an asset but not necessary.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
Must commit to work hours according to the needs of our wildlife patients.
Must be team-oriented and work well with others.
Must have or be willing to get rabies vaccinations and a titre before starting. (This process takes 5 to 9 weeks)

To Apply:

Please email your resume to Volunteers with longer volunteer periods will be chosen first. (please include start and end dates available and where you saw our ad). Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 4 2024    ID: 70494