Intake Specialist

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ORGANIZATION: Wildlife Care Association

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Do you love interacting with and helping people and animals, helping people while maintaining a positive attitude, and letting them know what is needed? If so, being an Intake Volunteer might be the perfect position for you! They are the face of Wildlife Care when the public brings us injured, sick, or orphaned wildlife.

Intake Volunteers greet the public, transfer the animals to triage, and use our computerized intake system gather information about the animal and its rescue. You are the face of WCA and you get to see every animal that comes through our door! There are additional opportunities to help organize, clean, and do more if asked or desired, as there are always things to do!

This position is open to volunteers 16 years or older. However, per Fish and Wildlife, if you are under 18 years old, you will may not handle the wildlife so the medical staff will do it for you. New volunteers receive training so no experience is necessary.

Expected minimum time commitment is 1 shift (2-4 hours) per week for at least 48-hour minimum total commitment.

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4 Shifts

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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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 and complete a volunteer application found under the "Help WCA" tab at the top of the page.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Environment, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts


5211 Patrol RoadMcClellan, CA 95652



  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Education


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • One shift per week.
  • Application

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