The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Hotline Specialists are Wildlife Care Association's voice and often our first chance to educate the public about local wildlife. These volunteers periodically check our messaging system and return calls from people who found an injured animal or have an animal concern. This position can be performed from anywhere, as long as the volunteer has access to a phone.
Hotline Specialists should be comfortable speaking to people on the phone and be able to communicate efficiently and clearly. Volunteers for this position must be at least 16 or older. Prior knowledge or experience with wildlife and the greater Sacramento area preferred but not required. New volunteers must attend a three hours training session and spend the their first two Hotline shifts at the facility before they can do shifts form home.
The minimum time commitment is three hours weekly. Shifts are 9am-12pm, 12-3pm, 3-6pm, and 6-9pm.
Select this Assignment Preference when filling out your volunteer application on our website to indicate your interest in this position.