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VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Positions: Wildlife Rehabilitation/Education/Rescue/Release Interns
Organization: WILDNorth
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Conditions: All positions are voluntary; NO salary is offered. Housing and transportation are not provided. 


WILDLIFE RESCUE & FRONTLINE INTERN

Category: Internship
Deadline: April 13, 2020

Position: Wildlife Rescue & Frontline Intern
Number of Positions Available: 8

Time Period: May 1st through August 31st
Hours: 20 hrs per week (two 10hr shifts)

WILDNorth is seeking enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong desire to learn and work well in a team environment. WILDNorth is a non-partisan, charitable organization that provides compassionate care for injured and orphaned wildlife and educates the public on the importance of wildlife in our community. We provide a high standard of care to a wide variety of native and migratory species. Approximately 80% of our patients are wild birds (waterfowl, birds of prey, songbirds) and 20% small mammals (squirrels, porcupines, fox).

Duties:

Working under the supervision of the WILDRescue Manager, interns will assist with the following:

  • Hotline operation – Fielding and recording phone calls from, and providing solutions to the public about wildlife concerns. Data entry. Communicating with and dispatching WILDRescue Volunteers.
  • Intake facilitation – interface with and receive injured and orphaned wildlife from the public and gather intake information. Transfer animals to WILDCare staff.
  • Rescue – Conduct field rescues and transport injured and orphaned wildlife to WILDNorth’s Edmonton Hospital and Parkland County Rehabilitation Centre. Represent WILDNorth off-site in a positive light while adhering to organizational vision and mission and communicate the need for financial support from members of the community.

Interns are required to follow all WILDNorth policy, procedures and protocols

Skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to be motivated, flexible and patient in a highly demanding work environment
  • Able to endure a physically challenging environment and lift in excess of 40 lbs.

Requirements

  • Experience or coursework in: biological or environmental sciences, wildlife rehabilitation or management, veterinary medicine, animal welfare or husbandry
  • Must be 18 yrs of age or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and provide a driver’s license abstract
  • Must have current tetanus vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination is an asset
  • Must provide a Criminal Record Check
  • Must provide references

Conditions: All positions are voluntary; NO salary is offered. Housing and transportation are not provided.

Benefits & skill development for the Intern

  • Species identification and wildlife capture/handling experience
  • Wildlife management and conflict resolution experience
  • Further your career or educational goals
  • Orientation and training provided
  • Learning job skills and team work
  • Mentorship and friendships with like-minded people
  • Certificate of completion of internship provided

Application Process

1. FILL in this application form

2. Answer ALL QUESTIONS

3. Gather all your curriculum vitae (resume)

4. Respond to the confirmation email with your resume/CV and references.

5. All correspondence MUST be via email.

6. NOTE: You will only be contacted IF you were selected for an interview.

7. DO NOT CALL OUR HOTLINE. This is for wildlife calls ONLY. The Volunteer Coordinator works at another office.

WILDNorth’s staff thanks you for your interest in our volunteer internship program. All successful applicants will go through an application, screening, and interview process followed by orientation, in class training and onsite training.


WILDLIFE EDUCATION INTERN

Category: Internship
Deadline: March 29, 2020

Position: Wildlife Education Intern
Time Period: Spring & Summer
Number of Positions Available: Up to 10

Hours: 5-20 hours/week 
Commitment: Up to 4 months

Start date(s): April 1, May 1

Must be available to intern during at least 2 of the following weeks:
July 6-10 July 13-17 July 27-31

WILDNorth is seeking enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong desire to learn, and work well independently and with a team, to assist us in teaching the next generation about the importance of wildlife in the community!

Duties:

Working under the supervision of the WILDEd Manager, interns will assist with the following:

  • Deliver pre-determined in-class science presentations to elementary students
  • Assist WILDEd Manager with various duties within the WILDEd Program
  • Interns are required to follow all WILDNorth policy, procedures and protocols

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Police Information Check including Vulnerable Persons Sector check prior to start date
  2. Experience with children
  3. Experience with outdoor activities (camping, hiking, building fires, etc.)
  4. Understanding of WILDNorth programs and services

Age Requirement: Must be 18 years of age or older *Some preference may be given to those who are 21 years or older.

Personal Qualities: Dedicated individual who is committed towards helping a great cause.

Assets:

  1. First Aid
  2. Childcare Certification
  3. Experience with running children’s camps and facilitating presentations
  4. Knowledgeable in science and nature topics (i.e. Wildlife Identification)
  5. Access to a vehicle strongly recommended

**Training Provided**

Reports to: WILDEd Manager and Main Instructors at Camp

Benefits of Interning:

  1. Raising awareness and providing effective public education
  2. Resume Building
  3. Certificate of Internship upon completion
  4. Personal satisfaction

Application Process

1. FILL in this application form

2. Answer ALL QUESTIONS

3. Gather all your curriculum vitae (resume)

4. Respond to the confirmation email with your resume/CV and references.

5. All correspondence MUST be via email.

6. NOTE: You will only be contacted IF you were selected for an interview no later than May 1.

7. DO NOT CALL OUR HOTLINE. This is for wildlife calls ONLY.

WILDNorth’s staff thanks you for your interest in our volunteer internship program. All successful applicants will go through an application, screening, and interview process followed by orientation, in class training and onsite training.


WILDLIFE REHABILITATION INTERN

Category: Internship
Deadline: TBD

Position: Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern
Time Period: Spring & Summer

Dates: May through August (with expansion option, starting April and ending in September)
Hours: 20-40 hrs per week

Minimum Commitment: 4 months

WILDNorth is seeking enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong desire to learn, and work well in a team environment, to assist us in maintaining the best care possible for our patients.

WILDNorth is a non-partisan, charitable organization that provides compassionate care for injured and orphaned wildlife and educates the public on the importance of wildlife in our community. We provide a high standard of care to a wide variety of native and migratory species. Approximately 80% of our patients are wild birds (waterfowl, birds of prey, songbirds) and 20% small mammals (squirrels, porcupines, fox).

Duties:

Working under the supervision of the Animal Care Manager or appropriately identified staff, interns will be assist with the following:

  • Maintaining constant awareness of all animals’ health and behavior and reporting any changes to staff
  • Monitoring progress of patients, recording weights and food intake, and maintaining proper environment
  • Assisting with medical treatments, medicating, capture and restraint of patients
  • Hand-feeding orphaned mammals and birds around the clock
  • Preparing species’ diets, daily feeding, cleaning and enrichment of animal enclosures
  • Specialized waterfowl care
  • General facility cleaning including sweeping/mopping floors, washing dishes, disinfecting counters/sinks
  • Reporting maintenance and/or safety hazards to the rehabilitation staff and correcting hazards if possible
  • Lifting and hauling items up to 40 lbs, including trash and recycling
  • Assisting with organizational or construction projects, as needed
  • Assisting staff with rescues, supply pick-up, patient transfers from our wildlife hospital
  • Maintaining high energy levels throughout a long workday
  • Additional duties as requested

Interns are required to follow all policy, procedures and protocols to ensure a high standard of animal care. Interns will also interact with and work with other facility volunteers, summer students and casual relief staff.

Location: Internships take place at the Wildlife Hospital in Edmonton or the Rehabilitation Centre in Spruce Grove.

Conditions: All positions are voluntary; NO salary is offered. Housing and transportation are not provided.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18 years of age or older
  • Experience or coursework in: biological or environmental sciences, wildlife rehabilitation or management, veterinary medicine, animal welfare or husbandry
  • Current tetanus vaccination, good physical health, and stamina
  • Rabies vaccination an asset
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to be motivated, flexible and patient in a highly demanding work environment
  • Criminal record check
  • Must provide references

Benefits & skill development for the Intern

  • Species identification, habitat enrichment, release site research and proper husbandry techniques
  • Animal handling, tube feeding, dosage calculations, administering medication, performing lab work
  • Further your career or educational goals
  • Orientation and training provided
  • Learning job skills and team work
  • Mentorship and friendships with like-minded people
  • Certificate of completion of internship provided

Application Process

1. FILL in this application form

2. Gather all your curriculum vitae (resume)

3. Respond to the confirmation email with your resume/CV and references.

4. Sign up for a group Intern Interview, via the link provided in the confirmation email.

PLEASE NOTE: All correspondence MUST be via email.

DO NOT CALL OUR HOTLINE (unless you’ve found injured or orphaned wildlife). This is for wildlife calls ONLY.

Please direct any questions to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@wildnorth.ca

WILDNorth’s staff thanks you for your interest in our volunteer internship program. All applicants will go through an application, screening, and interview process. Successful candidates will then attend an orientation, in class training, and onsite training.


WILDLIFE PATIENT FOSTERING/ RELEASE ASSISTANT

Time Period: Spring & Summer

Dates: May through August (with expansion option, starting April and ending in September)

Hours: 20-40 hrs per week

Minimum Commitment: 4 months

WILDNorth is seeking enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong desire to learn and work well in a team environment, to assist us in maintaining the best care possible for our patients.

WILDNorth is a charitable organization that provides compassionate care for injured and orphaned wildlife and educates the public on the importance of wildlife in our community. We provide a high standard of care to a wide variety of native and migratory species. Approximately 80% of our patients are wild birds (waterfowl, birds of prey, songbirds) and 20% mammals (squirrels, porcupines, fox)

Duties

  • Working under the supervision of the Animal Care Manager and Wildlife Services Director
  • Interns will be “on call” and ready to go when staff will contact you by phone when you are needed. In addition, during your shifts, while waiting for our call, be scouting locally for certain species and suitable release sites, in your local area as instructed by staff.
  • You will also conduct post release monitoring by observing the fostered or released animals for 1-2 hours as needed and time permitting. Interns will also interact with and work with the facility volunteers and the public. Interns are asked to complete WILDNorth training as required of all Animal Care Volunteers prior to the placement.

Location Internships take place at the Wildlife Hospital in Edmonton or the Rehabilitation Centre in Spruce Grove.

Conditions All positions are voluntary, NO salary is offered. Housing and transportation is not provided.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18 years of age or older
  • Experience or coursework in: biological or environmental sciences, wildlife rehabilitation or management, veterinary medicine, animal welfare or husbandry
  • Current tetanus vaccination, good physical health, and stamina
  • Rabies vaccination an asset
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to be motivated, flexible and patient in a highly demanding work environment
  • Criminal record check
  • Must provide references

Benefits & skill development for the Intern

  • Species identification, habitat enrichment, release site research and proper husbandry techniques
  • Animal handling, tube feeding, dosage calculations, administering medication, performing lab work
  • Further your career or educational goals
  • Orientation and training provided
  • Learning job skills and teamwork
  • Mentorship and friendships with like-minded people
  • Certificate of completion of internship provided

Application Process

1. FILL in this application form

2. Gather all your curriculum vitae (resume)

3. Respond to the confirmation email with your resume/CV and references.

4. Sign up for a group Intern Interview, via the link provided in the confirmation email.

PLEASE NOTE: All correspondence MUST be via email.

DO NOT CALL OUR HOTLINE (unless you’ve found injured or orphaned wildlife). This is for wildlife calls ONLY. Please direct any questions to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@wildnorth.ca

WILDNorth’s staff thanks you for your interest in our volunteer internship program. All applicants will go through an application, screening, and interview process. Successful candidates will then attend an orientation, in class training, and onsite training.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 13 2020    ID: 56048