Wildlife rehabilitation work is multifaceted and demanding. Many permit holders burn out, and their centers close after just a few years. Volunteers can be the difference between a rehabilitator staying open or closing forever.
Whether you are comfortable working with the animals or not, YOU have special talents that wildlife rehabilitators can use.
You can gain the skills and knowledge in two key area that are badly needed: answering phone calls and helping to capture wildlife in distress.
Wildlife Capture and Transport
This entertaining and enlightening course covers the basics of wildlife capture in the field including legal issues, safety, equipment, recognizing true emergencies, proper capture and handling techniques, public relations and education.
Telephone Skills – Handling Wildlife Emergency Calls
The volunteer who answers the phone is an important link between the wildlife center, the finder and the animal. For the organization: you are THE representative that will leave a lasting first impression on the person calling. To the finder, you are their salvation from a very emotional situation.
For the animal, YOU are their lifeline to any chance of living a natural life.