Volunteers for Wildlife offers several types of volunteer opportunities to help support our ever-growing organization. Volunteers may provide daily care for our permanent animal ambassadors, work alongside our rehabilitators caring for current wildlife patients, or go out in the field rescuing and transporting sick, injured, and orphaned animals in need.
Please note: At this time, we only have opportunities for joining our Rescue/Transport Team. If you are interested in other Animal Care opportunities, please continue to check back on our website later in 2023.
Rescue & Transport
Rescue & Transport volunteers work out in the field to capture, contain, and transport injured and orphaned animals to our hospital. Wildlife also needs to be transported from veterinary hospitals across Long Island to our center.
These volunteers commit to a four-hour shift once weekly where you are "on-call" from the convenience of your own home. If we receive a call on your chosen shift, we will contact you to spring into action to help a wild animal in distress! Animals are then transported to our hospital in Huntington for care.
Minimum age of 18 years old
Have a valid driver’s license
Use your own vehicle
Complete a safety and training seminar