The team at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital relies on dedicated volunteers to help treat over 3,800 injured, sick or orphaned animals each year. Volunteer opportunities are diverse and challenging.
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The Wildlife Hospital team is staffed to care for animals in the hospital and relies on an elite team of volunteers to work as an emergency rescue and transport system for injured and orphaned wildlife.
As a Critter Courier, you will be “on call” to help capture and transport injured wildlife found in your area between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
We provide Critter Couriers with training to safely capture and transport different species of injured birds, mammals, and reptiles. The necessary rescue equipment will also be provided.
Once wildlife has recovered, Critter Couriers are often asked to release these animals as well! This is a perfect opportunity for those who want to help wildlife, but don’t necessarily have time to volunteer on a regular schedule.
Critter Courier volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.