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Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehab Center

  • 10 people are interested

Hello Prospective Wildlife Rehab Volunteer!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to help care for the many injured and orphaned critters we will take in during the 2022 season. If you are 18+ years of age and have an interest in helping our urban wildlife, you are invited to apply.

The animals at our Newark facility need consistent care throughout the 6-month busy season between April and October. We ask for your commitment to volunteer at least one 3-hour shift per week, for three weeks out of each month. Shifts are divided into two time slots: 9:00am-12:00pm and 12:00pm-3:00pm every day of the week including weekends.

Please talk to us about specific needs during orientation. We welcome animal lovers as well as college students who may only be available for the summer months. This opportunity is a wonderful introduction to wildlife rehabilitation and a valuable experience for anyone interested in pursuing work with animals. It is also highly rewarding for anyone who values wildlife!

Major responsibilities include preparing species-specific meals for the animals, cleaning enclosures, laundry, and dishes. A significant portion of time is spent cleaning our animal dwellings and the facility so we can maintain a high standard of healthcare.

You will also enjoy the comradery of our dedicated team doing good work for a good cause. Our goal is to provide a healthy, nurturing environment and optimal care for a variety of animals and return them to their native habitat. We welcome extra help in our beautiful outdoor garden, but that is optional.


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • The ability to stand, lift, kneel, and bend over. This is a very physical volunteer position but and a rewarding one! You need the ability to stand, lift, kneel, and bend over.
  • Complete the OHSWRC application process
  • Attend orientation
  • Become a member of OHS for $25.00
  • Be vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Commit to following our safety protocols
  • Care and appreciation of all animals
  • Willingness to get wet, clean feces, urine, and messy enclosures (waterproof footwear helps!)
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About Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehab Center


37175 Hickory Street, Newark, CA 94560, US

Mission Statement

Ohlone Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) animal welfare nonprofit serving Fremont, Newark and Union City. We advocate for all creatures, from urban wildlife to companion animals. While OHS doesn’t operate a shelter, we’re one of the few humane societies to maintain a wildlife rehabilitation center.


The Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is where trained rehabilitators provide specialized care for injured, orphaned, displaced, and/or distressed urban wildlife in order to release them back into their native habitat. Some of the wildlife cared for are birds, squirrels, foxes, and reptiles.

The OHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located in Newark, is an extraordinary place for people who love wild animals of all kinds and for individuals seeking a career in animal care.


Animals, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


37175 Hickory Street Newark CA 9456037175 Hickory StreetNewark, CA 94560



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Gardening




  • Orientation or Training

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