1504 Union Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (616) 361–6109

Volunteer

Want to help? There are many ways to get involved at WRC! Please fill out the WRC Volunteer Application (PDF) and return it to us via mail or email it to volunteer@wildlife-rehab-center.org. We will then review your application and contact you to set up a training date with an experienced volunteer!

photo-2Please note! We expect our volunteers to have a love and respect for our wildlife, a willingness to do what is necessary to make sure the animals receive quality care (You will get dirty!), and due to the liability of working with non-domestic animals, we require our volunteers to be 18 years of age or older.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you!

 Open Volunteer Positions:

“Daily Shift Volunteers” (AM & PM shifts available) – To apply for a daily shift position, please fill out the application above!
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“Straw Disposal” Volunteers – A once every 3-4 week commitment to help us load up dirty straw into our trailer and take it for disposal.

“Sod Duty” Volunteers – 4 times throughout the summer, helping us by raking the area and laying down fresh sod. Dates TBD based on volunteer availablilty/weather.

“Handyman/woman” Volunteers – This season, WRC is aiming to make some changes to our layout at our facility and we will find ourselves in need of “handy” men and women (contractors, roofers and everything in between) willing to donate their time to a good cause!  Dates TBD.

“Wildlife Helpline” Phone Volunteers – We are looking for people who enjoy being the first contact for the public when they find and injured or orphaned wild animal. Duties would include taking messages, answering phones and giving some basic information via phone. Training provided.

“Wildlife Taxi” Volunteers – WRC would like to start a “Taxi” system to help facilitate “rescues” and “recovery” runs. This would be on a “as needed/on call” basis. Volunteers would be trained in proper handling and some basic stabilization care for orphans. 

**IF you would like to volunteer for one or both of the above duties, please email us directly at: volunteer@wildlife-rehab-center.org