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Volunteer with wild animals at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network!

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ORGANIZATION: SANTA BARBARA WILDLIFE CARE NETWORK

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 77 people are interested
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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for wildlife!

Volunteers are the backbone of SBWCN. As a volunteer, you will be aiding the team to achieve its mission in both rehabilitating wildlife in the community while educating others on the importance of wildlife species.


Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the wild native sick, injured, orphaned, or oiled wild birds and small mammals in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, and to educate the public about living in harmony with wildlife.

Volunteers are critical to the ability to care for wildlife. In order to help more than 4,000 animals each year, volunteers are needed 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help our Animal Care department. We have many different tasks at our organization for a volunteer to help with from answering the HELPline, preparing diets, cleaning dishes/laundry/crates, feeding baby birds in the songbird nursery, transporting animals that need a ride to our center for care, and much, much more.

Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network is a compassionate community of people who care deeply about wildlife. It is an incredible experience to be a part of an effort that rescues wildlife, rehabilitates them, and returns them to the wild.

Open Volunteer Positions Include:

  • Animal Husbandry: helping clean (dishes, crates, laundry, and enclosures), preparing diets
  • Songbird Nursery Volunteers
  • Rescue and Transport Volunteers
  • Answering the HELPline
  • Construction and enclosure renovations
  • Pool Maintenance
  • Reuniting healthy babies with their parents
  • Community Education
  • Front Desk reception help
Please contact us at volunteer@sbwcn.org if you are interested!

3 Shifts

  • 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About SANTA BARBARA WILDLIFE CARE NETWORK

Location:

PO BOX 6594, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93160, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the wild sick, injured, orphaned, or oil-impaired wild birds and small mammals native to Santa Barbara county and to educate the public about living in harmony with wildlife.

Description

The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network exists to support the present and future health of wildlife species and communities by:

  • Providing quality rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release services to injured, sick, oiled, orphaned and displaced wildlife.
  • Educating the public about the needs of at-risk wildlife, the challenges faced by wildlife in the region, and effective ways to help ensure the health and survival of wild animals.
  • Gathering and sharing information on wildlife treatments, rehabilitation and release criteria and techniques, behavior, optimal management methods and care facilities with other wildlife care providers, researchers, and agencies while promoting efficient use of community wildlife support resources by cooperating with other organizations and individuals in order to fulfill our mission.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

1460 North Fairview AvenueGoleta, CA 93117

(34.46482,-119.8301)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Environmental Education
  • Construction
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network volunteers are asked to commit to at least one, four-hour shift per week for a minimum of six months.

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