Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Want to help wildlife, but aren't able to get to our facility on a regular basis? Want to be able to do some good from home? Hotline specialist is the position for you!
Hotline Volunteers are often the first contact the public has with Wildlife Care Association. Hotline Volunteers periodically check our messaging system and return calls from people who found an injured animal or have an animal concern.
Hotline Specialists should be comfortable speaking to people on the phone and be able to communicate efficiently and clearly. This position is open to volunteers who are 16 years or older. Prior knowledge or experience with wildlife in the greater Sacramento area is helpful, but not required. You will be given all the training and resources you need. New volunteers will come to the facility for orientation, and for their first two hotline shifts. After that you can answer the hotline anywhere you have access to a phone!
Expected minimum time commitment is three hours weekly (or biweekly in the off season). 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.