Become a BC SPCA Wild ARC volunteer
There are many ways volunteers help at Wild ARC. In addition to assisting our rehabilitators with hands-on animal care, we need volunteers in areas such as laundry, dishes and cleaning, diet preparation, facility maintenance, humane education, outreach, fundraising, and special project work. Under 19? Please see opportunities for youth volunteers.
Volunteering - Summer 2013:
While this season's recruitment for Animal Care volunteers is complete, there are still many opportunities to get involved with Wild ARC and help our wild patients!
There will be monthly orientation sessions scheduled throughout the summer where you can hear more about the various roles available, and you'll learn everything you need to know to get started helping local wildlife.
Seating for these orientation sessions is limited - sign up online to find out the dates of upcoming sessions, and register for one that suits your schedule.
Animal Care Volunteers
Ever wanted to work hands-on with wildlife and make a difference in the lives of individual animals - well this is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Over 100 regular volunteers are needed each week to provide care to our patients and we provide both classroom and hands-on training for those willing to commit to a minimum 4 hour weekly shift.
Or you may know someone who loves wildlife (from a healthy distance) and wants to volunteer helping to cook and clean for our animals without the need for hands-on experience - we have volunteer opportunities for them too!
The majority of animal care activity occurs between April and October each year, although some animal care volunteers stay on year round. Recruitment and training takes place mostly in the spring to prepare for our busy baby season. Interested in finding out more? Orientation sessions are a great way to learn more about volunteer opportunities without making a firm commitment.
We have year-round volunteer opportunities for education, events, outreach, maintenance, and even grocery pick-ups! To view all of our volunteer opportunities create an online application today!
Learn about opportunities for internships, intense two-month volunteer practicum working one-on-one with a wildlife rehabilitator at the BC SPCA Wild ARC. Applications for our summer internships are due annually in March. Apply today! Miss the deadline for this year? Email Wild ARC to find out if any off-season internship opportunities exist.
The Wild ARC Education, Outreach and Fundraising Committees include Wild ARC supporters who work in the community to advocate for wildlife and raise funds for the branch.
Learn how you can volunteer for wild animals in the community.
Other volunteer opportunities
Want to volunteer for a wildlife rehabilitation organization but you do not live near Wild ARC? Find a wildlife rehabilitator near you through the Wildlife Rehabilitator's Network of BC.