The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Home Rehabbers provide long-term care in their homes for certain animals until they are able to be released back into the wild. These volunteers are responsible for giving the animals in their care the proper housing and diet, as well as keeping health records updated for each animal.
Volunteers for this position must be 18 or older. Prior experience with wildlife preferred but not required. Those interested in being a Home Rehabber must submit an additional application, which is available at any volunteer orientation.
Home Rehabbers are also required to complete the necessary training, education, and paperwork before they may be given animals to rehab.
WCA provides caging and other materials, as well as all training, though many of our Home Rehabbers pay for some items out of pocket.
Select this Assignment Preference when filling out your volunteer application on our website to indicate your interest in this position.