Wildlife Rehabilitation Caregivers

(Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre, Procyon Wildlife)

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Position ID: V-ALL0024 Last Modified: 07 Feb 2021 Last Full Update: 22 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactLinda Moores, Volunteer Coordinator and Director of the Board, Procyon Wildlife Veterinary and Rehabilitation Services; Phone: 905-729-0033; Email: info@procyonwildlife.com
DutiesThis is a wonderful hands-on opportunity to learn about our native wild animals. Procyon Wildlife Rehab counts on volunteer animal caregivers to carry out the essential duties that allow orphaned and injured animals to return to the wild. If you are able to commit 4 or 5 hours once a week, you will find this very rewarding! The duties of this ongoing volunteer position involve preparing food for, and feeding animals of all ages, cleaning cages, observing animal behaviour and condition, and record keeping. The position also involves housekeeping such as laundry, washing dishes, cleaning counters, floors, and equipment, and light yard work. The requirements for this position are: minimum 18 years of age; access to email, ability to travel to Procyon’s rehab centre near Beeton, Ontario, and ability to work your designated shift every week, holidays included. Time commitment: 5 hours per week, every week from April to October.
More Info Linkwww.procyonwildlife.com
BenefitsGain an appreciation of the importance native wildlife and gain animal care skills
ClientsInteracting with members of the public and working as a team with fellow volunteers
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Individuals
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Board of Directors ; Nature / Environment ; Student Placement
Skills/ExperienceDependability & Trustworthiness ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Specialized skills can be acquired on the job
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Our volunteers must be able to commit to attending their animal care shift EVERY week for 7 months (and find a replacement for occasional absences).
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesVolunteers select one day and shift time per week that will be their regular shift for the duration of the season. Volunteers are needed on each of the seven days of the week (Monday through Sunday, holidays included), and shifts are Morning (5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.), Midday (noon to 4:00 p.m.), and Evening (7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.). Shift times might be adjusted.
SeasonsSpring ; Summer ; Fall
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Location6441 7th Line, Beeton, Ontario, L0G1A0
Number of PositionsBeeton 
100 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationCar required ; Volunteer is responsible for own transportation
CostNo cost to volunteer
Police CheckNot Required
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Start DateOn or after 01 Apr 2017
End Date31 Aug 2019
Agency Details
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Organization NameProcyon Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre, Procyon Wildlife
Office Phone905-729-0033
Address & Map
6441 7th Line
Beeton, ON
Canada L0G 1A0