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 is helpful, but not required. Being an onsite volunteer before applying to our home rehabilitation program is also recommended. Those interested in being a Home Rehabber must submit an additional application, which is available when you attend orientation.
Home Rehabbers must complete training, education, and the necessary paperwork before they may begin rehab from their homes. Since WCA provides caging and other materials, there will also be a home visit.
Select Home Rehabber when filling out your volunteer application on our website to indicate your interest in this position. Fill out the application at https://wildlifecareassociation.com/how-you-can-help/volunteer/
Wildlife Care Association, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of local wildlife. WCA is committed to educating and instructing the community in the respect, appreciation, and care of local wildlife. WCA is pledged to the management and preservation of wildlife habitat.
Wildlife Care Association is a non-profit organization based out of McClellan, California (Sacramento area) that is permitted by the California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to care for wildlife. WCA is open year round, seven days a week including most holidays.
Concerned citizens and local agencies bring us thousands of sick, injured, or orphaned wild animals each year. WCA provides emergency and on going medical services to the animals in our care with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. The staff at Wildlife Care Association relies on volunteers to accomplish this. WCA provides training for all volunteer positions. Volunteers are encouraged to expand their knowledge by attending training opportunities and classes.
WCA also provides many educational opportunities to the local Sacramento community. WCA offers live animal presentations to youth groups and other organizations to educate our community about local wildlife.
WCA is always looking for new volunteers to join our ranks. Our greatest need for volunteers comes during the spring and summer months when many local animals are breeding. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our website at www.wildlifecareassociation.com and complete a volunteer application found under the "Help WCA" tab at the top of the page.