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Wildlife Care Association

House finches in care

Nursery Volunteers help WCA raise the hundreds of baby birds we receive during the busy months from about April through September.

All Nursery Volunteers start out doing laundry, dishes, and cleaning aviaries. Once you learn those tasks, you learn to clean and stock baskets, prepare diets, syringe-feed, weigh birds, and administer medications.

Volunteers for this position must be at least 18 or older. All training will be provided and no prior experience is needed. Shifts are 8-11am, 10am-1pm, 12-3pm, 2-5pm, 4-7pm, and 6-9pm every day.

Select this Assignment Preference when filling out your volunteer application on our website to indicate your interest in this position.

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About Wildlife Care Association


5211 Patrol Road, McClellan, CA 95652, US

Mission Statement

Wildlife Care Association, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of local wildlife. WCA is committed to educating and instructing the community in the respect, appreciation, and care of local wildlife. WCA is pledged to the management and preservation of wildlife habitat.


Wildlife Care Association is a non-profit organization based out of McClellan, California (Sacramento area) that is permitted by the California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to care for wildlife. WCA is open year round, seven days a week including most holidays.

Concerned citizens and local agencies bring us thousands of sick, injured, or orphaned wild animals each year. WCA provides emergency and on going medical services to the animals in our care with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. The staff at Wildlife Care Association relies on volunteers to accomplish this. WCA provides training for all volunteer positions. Volunteers are encouraged to expand their knowledge by attending training opportunities and classes.

WCA also provides many educational opportunities to the local Sacramento community. WCA offers live animal presentations to youth groups and other organizations to educate our community about local wildlife.

WCA is always looking for new volunteers to join our ranks. Our greatest need for volunteers comes during the spring and summer months when many local animals are breeding. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our website at www.wildlifecareassociation.com and complete a volunteer application found under the "Help WCA" tab at the top of the page.

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5211 Patrol RoadMcClellan, CA 95652



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Application

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