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ORGANIZATION: Wildlife Rescue Association of BC

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

Purpose of Position

The vision of Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia is to continually improve the welfare of urban wildlife. Our mission is to provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.

We run a wildlife hospital located on a single site at the edge of Burnaby Lake. We treat over 6,000 wild birds and bats each year and provide public education through 30,000 calls to our Wildlife Helpline. Our Business Operations department plans, coordinates and oversees all our programs including development, communications, resources and volunteering.

Each year, 300 volunteers participate in a range of positions both on and off site. We are currently seeking volunteers to install and maintain the garden and landscape on the property of the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C.

Qualifications

- Must be at least 16 years of age
- Must have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination (valid for 10 years)
- Must be fully Covid-19 vaccinated and show proof vaccination first time on-site
- Have a proficient level of understanding and speaking English (or alternatives means to
communicate)
- Committed and looking for a long-term volunteerism
- Follow all standards of practice and protocols shared through training and in manuals

Deliverables

- Dishes, following correct dish washing protocols
- Cleaning larger items outdoors, following the correct cleaning protocols
- Supporting general housekeeping of site
- Food preparation if applicable
- Must wear a name tag
- Must carry a radio and follow all health and safety requirements

Recognition & Benefits

We will discuss your specific motivations and learning objectives, and keep those in mind throughout your engagement. You will have the opportunity to:

* Make a difference for wildlife
* Learn a lot about local wildlife and the impact we humans have on local species
* Contribute to the development and efficient running of our organization and its
volunteers
* Learn about the non-profit sector and the enormous value of volunteerism
* Give back to your community
* Gain experience in gardening, landscape, wildlife garden design
* Meet and work with new people
* Learn about the daily operations in a wildlife rehabilitation facility
Upon successful completion of the minimum commitment and at the volunteer’s request, the
Volunteer Coordinator will provide references.

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About Wildlife Rescue Association of BC

Location:

5216 Glencarin Drive, Burnaby, BC V5B 3C1, CA

Mission Statement

To provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.

Description

Wildlife Rescue Association was established in 1979 to rehabilitate wildlife affected by human activity and provide education to the public on co-existing with urban wildlife. Before Wildlife Rescue was founded, there was no rehabilitation service for wildlife in Metro Vancouver and members of the public had nowhere to turn when they found an animal in distress. Thanks to the determination of a small band of volunteers, a small rehabilitation centre was established at the Nature House on the north side of Burnaby Lake.

Today, Wildlife Rescue runs its wildlife hospital on the south shore of Burnaby Lake where it treats animals from around the province of BC. Since 1979 we have treated more than 100,000 animals. Metro Vancouver is developing rapidly and animals living in the urban environment face many challenges such as busy roads, loss of habitat, pollution, pet predation, poisoning, unsecured garbage and direct human cruelty. With a team of professional wildlife rehabilitators and an army of volunteers we are able to provide temporary refuge to a diverse range of animals. We are not a wildlife sanctuary and once the animals in our care are healthy and ready to live in the wild, we release them back to their natural habitat.

Our public education and outreach includes a wildlife helpline, as well as presentations and displays throughout Greater Vancouver. 80% of our funds come through donations and without support from the public, local business and the wider community, none of the work we do would be possible.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Animals, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5216 Glencarin DriveBurnaby, BC V5B3C1Canada

(49.24154,-122.95569)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • All Wildlife Rescue volunteers start with a minimum commitment of 100 hours. Approximately 4-8 hours a week on a consistent weekly basis, with a minimum commitment of 6 months.
  • All volunteers must be 16 years or older and provide a Criminal Record Check, proof of up-to-date tetanus vaccination and full Covid-19 vaccination.

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