Volunteer With Us!

Wild Sun Rescue Center offers unique volunteer programs.

Volunteers work 6 days a week, up to 8 hours a day based on current needs. The minimum stay is 2 weeks, but we encourage longer stays as consistency is important for the animals in our care. Specific duties are assigned to volunteers based on the amount of time committed and overall experience. Must be 18 to volunteer.

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Full Term Volunteer (12 weeks)

For a 12 week commitment, volunteering is free! You may stay off site or add accommodation on site for only $25/week.

For this position you must be at least 18 years old, willing and able to work in all weather conditions, and comfortable being on your feet for 6-8 hours per day. 

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Animal diet preparation

  • Feeding pre-release animals

  • Enclosure cleaning and maintenance

  • Making animal enrichment

  • Grounds maintenance and gardening

  • Photography (under Wild Sun terms and conditions)

  • Nursery animal handling

  • Syringe and bottle feeding

  • ICU record keeping

  • Administering medicine and wound care

  • Force feeding, tube feeding and animal restraint*

  • Other duties, as needs dictate

*As long as the individual is willing to be trained and shows competence

 

Testimonial from Corinne, 2019 “I've been involved in a variety of wildlife experiences, including other rehab centers, and being at Wild Sun was unlike anything else I've ever done. Where else could you wake up with scarlet macaws as your alarm clock, telling you it's time to get up and feed monkeys? I grew so much from this experience, both personally and professionally, and I'm so glad that I did it.

 
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Volunteer for 2 Weeks

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Animal diet preparation

  • Feeding pre-release animals

  • Enclosure cleaning and maintenance

  • Making enrichment for animals

  • Grounds maintenance and gardening

  • Sign painting

  • Photography (under Wild Sun terms and conditions)

Volunteer for 3-11 Weeks

Duties include those listed for 2 week volunteers as well as the following:

  • Nursery animal handling

  • Syringe and bottle feeding

  • ICU record keeping

  • Administering medicine and wound care

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part-time volunteer (locals only)

We welcome locals to volunteer on a part time basis. The minimum commitment for part time volunteers is 5 hours a day, 2 days a week for 12 weeks. Responsibilities are the same as those of a short-term volunteer, including but not limited to:

  • Animal diet preparation

  • Feeding pre-release animals

  • Enclosure cleaning and maintenance

  • Making enrichment for animals

  • Grounds maintenance and gardening

  • Foraging for leaves and branches

  • Sign painting

  • Photography (under Wild Sun terms and conditions)

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