Volunteers are very much needed and welcomed. Dedicated volunteers truly lighten the load in construction and maintenance of pens along with caring for the wild critters in the rehab process which allows more wildlife to receive needed help so that they may return to the wild. If you think you are interested in helping out please press on the file above to print and fill it out then email back to us. We will get back to you as soon as we can...
We are accepting 2 job applicants for this season dependant on receiving the Canada Youth Summer Job Grant.
Job Positions Available at Silverwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc.
Wildlife Care Assistant Deadline for applications is May 16, 2020
2 full time positions available (depending on receiving Canada Youth Summer Jobs Grant)
Wage- $12/hour, 40 hours/week, rotating shifts (days, evening and weekend shifts) , 2 days off/week (12 weeks) starting May 25, 2020
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Food preparations for variety of animal and bird species
- Feeding orphaned or injured wildlife
- Cleaning pens and set up new ones according to individual species needs
- General cleaning duties
- Assisting with education program
- Assisting with examination and assessment of arriving animals
- Transportation of wildlife to and from veterinarian office
- Office work- filling forms, filing and record keeping
- Assisting in pen structure maintenance
- Able to speak and read English fluently
- Animal experience a benefit and interest in wildlife rehab, conservation, biology, ecology or zoology
- Willing to go through intensive training in wildlife care, management and safety protocols along with be able to work as part of a team
- Drivers licence and vehicle are a plus
- Ability to work independently and as a team member
- Age bracket 15-30 (youth grant restrictions)
- Ability to do outdoor work in all types of weather
- Ability to do physically demanding tasks such as cleaning and lifting (up to 40 pounds)
- Ability to work efficiently and following directions precisely
- Must be able to work various shifts throughout the week
- We respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture along with valuing uniqueness and different perspectives at Silverwood Wildlife Rehab Centre so in turn expect all who volunteer and work here respect these qualities too
- Individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit and abilities and we encourage everyone including visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, women, and persons with disabilities.