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Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 4 people are interested

If you have basic construction skills and would like to help wild animals in a very meaningful way, please consider building simple cages for Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue ( www.yuwr.org). Yggdrasil covers the cost of all materials and provides the easy instructions. These cages are needed to acclimate rescued animals to the outdoors before they are released back to the wild. Yggdrasil is happy to provide community service hours for anyone helping with the project! If interested, email volunteer@yuwr.org. It is great if you have a local location to build the cages.

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About Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue


7036 Balsam Way, Oakland, CA 94611, US

Mission Statement

The Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue & Education Center, is dedicated to:

The rescue and rehabilitation of injured and/or orphaned urban wildlife (endangered and otherwise) with the goal of releasing the animal back into the wild, giving it a second chance at life, and reducing the human impact on the environment through habitat preservation and native plant restoration.

Inspiring youth through education programs teaching the importance of protecting the environment for our own sake, as well as the health of our planet. Through classroom and community center visits, we try to spark the imagination of inner-city kids about new possibilities in the environment they share with animals and about how, and why they should protect it. One point we emphasize is; if this little beastie, given a second chance, can beat those same mean streets, you can too, young human.

Humane solutions to wildlife issues in our cities: Education and referral of the general public on how to solve conflicts between humans and wildlife in a humane manner. We give step-by-step instruction on how to humanely solve these problems without the involvement of a trapper or pest-control exterminator. We will often make visits to a home in order to humanely solve the problem.

We are 100% volunteer-run and donation-funded. We receive no tax support or government funding.


The Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue (pronounced "ig-dra-sil" from the mythological stories of the "World Tree") is a wildlife rehabilitation and public education center serving Oakland, Berkeley, and surrounding cities in the San Francisco Bay Area in the state of California.



We'll work with your schedule.


2200 25th StSan Francisco, CA 94107


  • Construction


  • Teens
  • Group


  • Willingness to build cage panels and or full cages.
  • It is helpful if you are able to transport building materials and finished cage panels.

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