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Volunteer with wild animals at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network!

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SANTA BARBARA WILDLIFE CARE NETWORK

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 21 people are interested
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Volunteer at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network (SBWCN) today!


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

As with most non-profit organizations, our capacity to meet our mission relies on the support of many volunteers. 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.

Volunteering at a rehabilitation center is not an easy task, but is extremely rewarding. Wildlife rehabilitation generates a lot of dishes and laundry and each species requires a specific diet. In addition to these tasks, volunteers will be taught how to feed and clean our patients at various stages of care. In the spring and summer, we also need volunteers to assist with the many baby animals requiring care.

These positions are great for people looking for experience in:

  • Animal husbandry and hands-on animal care

  • Nutritional needs of different species

  • Treatment of injured wildlife

  • An understanding of wildlife as it relates to humans and the environment


In addition to animal care, SBWCN is looking for volunteers with an interest in:
  • Construction and enclosure renovations
  • Community engagement
  • Reuniting healthy babies with their parents
  • Rescue and transport services
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.

Animals
Community
Environment

WHEN

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

WHERE

1460 North Fairview AvenueGoleta, CA 93117

(34.46485,-119.82932)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • 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.
  • Volunteers under 18 years of age need a parent or guardian to accompany them to their volunteer shifts.

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