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WILDLIFE GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

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The Volunteer Bird Transport Brigade (VBTB)

  • 21 people are interested

Help plant the seeds of tolerance: become a WILDLIFE GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

Some people enjoy having wildlife living in their backyard. Other people do not and use deadly methods, like poisoning or trapping and relocation, sometimes unknowingly, to rid their yard of wildlife. This is sad. Animals need not lose their lives when there are simple, nonlethal techniques that work and could cost the homeowner nothing!

This is where Wildlife Goodwill Ambassadors come in: Wildlife Goodwill Ambassadors (WGA) are knowledgeable volunteers who help distribute and publicize credible information and resources about nonlethal techniques, encouraging humane resolutions. This information is offered to local government, institutions, on social media, to friends, family and in other creative ways.

Please be clear: Wildlife Goodwill Ambassadors do NOT take matters into their own hands. Our local heroes-our licensed Wildlife Rehabiltators are the authorized entities who deal directly with the public and wildlife, not us.

Our goal is to fill a vital need-to let communities know, often for the first time, that there are effective and lasting humane alternatives to killing, trapping, relocating, calling in an exterminator etc. at no or very minimal cost. The humane solutions are the lasting solutions.

There will be ongoing online training (4 sessions) via Zoom with assignments to complete on Sundays at 1pm EST.

This is a new program and is by invitation only. Participants need to: attend all Zoom training, complete the assignments and genuinely want to help people and backyard wildlife.

If you are interested: Submit a letter telling about yourself and why you want to become a Wildlife Goodwill Ambassador. Preference given to Monmouth & Ocean County NJ residents. Students most welcome!

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About The Volunteer Bird Transport Brigade (VBTB)

Location:

20 Idlebrook Lane, Aberdeen, NJ 07747, US

Mission Statement

The Volunteer Bird Transport Brigade (VBTB) mission is to help transport injured or orphaned wild birds to licensed NJ wild avian (bird) rehabilitators for the Associated Humane Societies animal shelters. Transports are made as needed & volunteers sign up to be on-call & committed for specific days to transport. Spring thru Fall are especially busy times. We are avian ambulance drivers. We pick up the contained birds & drive them directly to the rehabilitation center, usually The Raptor Trust in Millington NJ. We do not have the radio on while driving the birds nor pause for selfies nor to show the stressed bird to anyone. VBTB is the lifeline to recovery for these birds!

Description

Volunteers Bird Transport Brigade are volunteers who help transport injured or orphaned wild birds to licensed NJ wild avian (bird) rehabilitators for the Associated Humane Societies animal shelters. Transports are made as needed & volunteers sign up to be on-call & committed for specific days to transport. Spring thru Fall are especially busy times. We are avian ambulance drivers. We pick up the contained birds & drive them directly to the rehabilitation center, usually The Raptor Trust in Millington NJ. We do not have the radio on while driving the birds nor pause for selfies nor to show the stressed bird to anyone. VBTB is the lifeline to recovery for these birds!

Advocacy & Human Rights
Animals
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Biweekly Zoom meetings & assignments to be completed.

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