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Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

  • 48 people are interested

These volunteers are responsible for providing daily care for the wildlife patients in Appalachian Wild's facility. They also help with cleaning and sanitizing enclosures, food & water dishes, laundry, making meals, admitting patients, working with the public, sharing information about native wildlife, and much more. Rehabilitation is a specialty - you must be dedicated and dependable. The rewards are immeasurable. Volunteers must have availability to work at least one shift (3 hours) per week.

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About Appalachian Wildlife Refuge


P.O. Box 1211, Physical location - Candler (not open to public), Skyland, NC 28776, US

Mission Statement

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge coordinates the needs of wildlife rehabilitation in Western North Carolina providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife, support for the wildlife rehabilitation network and conservation education to the community.


Appalachian Wild was formed in 2014 to help with the increasing number of native wild animals in crisis in our region. Partnering with local home-based wildlife rehabilitators and specialized facilities, the organization provides rescue, triage, transport and education. In 2017, a building was donated, repaired and renovated to become the emergency room for our native wildlife. The facility opened in July of 2018 and is expected to serve over 2,000 animals annually. The organization is a community resource to help our native wildlife and give them a second chance at life in the wild.



We'll work with your schedule.


Provided for interviewFacility is closed to the publicCandler, NC 28715



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Environmental Education




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly

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