To rescue, rehabilitate, and release wild animals who have been injured, sick, or orphaned, and to educate the public about the importance of wildlife and ecological conservation.
Volunteers for Wildlife, Inc. is a nonprofit wildlife hospital and education center dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Long Island's wildlife and natural ecosystems. Our center is located on the grounds of Bailey Arboretum in Locust Valley, New York. Each year we accept nearly 2,000 patients who are in need of our care. A large portion of these patients are songbirds, waterfowl, and small mammals, with many of these patients arriving in the spring in the midst of "baby season". We also treat raptors, reptiles, and amphibians. All of our patients are native to Long Island.
Volunteers for Wildlife strives to educate the public about Long Island's native fauna and the importance of preserving these species along with their habitats. Through our education programs, we have been able to reach thousands of adults and children with our message. We believe that through these efforts, and the efforts of other organizations such as ours, Long Island's wildlife and natural habitats will prosper for generations to come.