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Wildlife Care Association

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Intake Volunteers are the first face of Wildlife Care when members of the public bring 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 it's rescue. You are the face of WCA and you get to see every animal that comes in through our door!

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 and someone else can do the transfer to triage for you. New volunteers receive training during their first shift.

Expected minimum time commitment is 1 shift per week during busy season. Busy season shifts are: 10am-2pm and 2pm-6pm every day. Slow season shifts are 10am-1pm, 1-3pm, and 3-6pm, every day of the week.

Select this Intake Specialist when filling out your volunteer application on our website to indicate your interest in this position. Fill out the application at https://wildlifecareassociation.com/how-you-can-help/volunteer/

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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



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


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one 2-hour shift weekly or biweekly
  • Application

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