Wildlife Hospital Volunteers

WildCare’s New Volunteer Application for adults (18+) 2022 is currently closed.

Please look for our 2023 New Wildlife Hospital Volunteer Application in December 2022.

The 2023 WildCare Wildlife Hospital Volunteer Orientation will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 6pm to 8pm. Mark your calendar!

Under 18? Learn more about our Youth Volunteer Program for high school students!

Volunteering in WildCare's Wildlife Hospital

Our Wildlife Hospital cares for over 3,500 wild animals a year, from as many as 200 different species. We provide ongoing care for our patients seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year with a dedicated team of staff and more than 250 volunteers.

Our goal? To restore our wild patients to full health so that they may be released safely back to their natural habitats.

Volunteers learn species identification, hygiene and safety precautions and protocols, proper diet and food preparation, physical therapy regimens, and proper handling techniques. Hospital staff and volunteers work to provide comprehensive diagnoses and treatments for our patients utilizing x-rays, blood work and more. Everyone works together to accommodate the feeding, cleaning and medication requirements of each patient.

"I volunteer because I want to make a difference. WildCare makes it possible to both help animals and educate the public about wildlife, and I love that."

- Shelly Ross, Wildlife Hospital and Raccoon Foster Care Volunteer

Volunteer Requirements and Additional Information