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Position: Wildlife Nursery Volunteer
Organization: Toronto Wildlife Centre
Location: North York, Ontario

Are you passionate about wildlife? Do you want to help feed and care for orphaned wild patients?

Spring, summer and fall are the busiest seasons at Toronto Wildlife Centre, as we admit hundreds of orphaned animals. Being too young to care for themselves, they need to be hand-fed every few hours throughout the day. As a Wildlife Nursery Assistant, you will specialize in caring for these young patients until they are old enough to feed themselves, with an emphasis on caring for orphaned baby squirrels.

What you’ll do

  • Hand feed orphaned wildlife (e.g. eastern grey and red squirrels, chipmunks)
  • Provide care (including monitoring, feeding and weighing) to patients
  • Clean animal cages and do laundry to provide safe and clean housing
  • Help maintain the wildlife hospital and rehabilitation facilities


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Interest in, and respect for, the unique needs of wild animals
  • Patience for patients who may be fussy or reluctant to feed
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Non-profit volunteer experience is an asset

Time commitment

Wildlife Nursery Assistants must commit to one scheduled shift of 4.5 hours each week for the duration of the summer baby season (typically late April through October).

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 24 2019    ID: 51552