Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue Rehabilitation & Education Centre
We are currently accepting internship applications for April 15th – August 15th.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer Interns Type: 1 to 4 month volunteer positions with free on-site accommodations.
Location: Oil Springs, Ontario Application deadline:
March 15th. Applications may be accepted later if there are still openings.
Heaven's Wildlife Rescue is located in a small village in southern Ontario. There is no access to public transportation we will provide a ride to town once per week to purchase groceries etc. Arrangements can be made to provide a ride to town on your 2 days off so you can use public transportation to travel if wanted.
All intern positions are voluntary and full time. Position duration varies from a minimum of 1 month up to maximum of 4 months, 5 days per week, 40-45 hours per week, (usually 8 to 9 hr days, 45 hrs per week). Schedule is rotating and includes days, evenings, split shifts and weekends (depending on the needs of the wildlife patients)
Animal Care Internships:
Our interns learn a variety of wildlife rehabilitation skills and techniques. Responsibilities will include but not limited to: patient admissions, assisting with species examinations, species specific diet preparations, feeding orphaned babies, indoor cage and outdoor enclosure cleaning, medication administration, wound management, assisting with turtle egg harvesting and incubating. (depending on admissions) grounds maintenance such as grass cutting, weed wiping, painting, cleaning, dishes, laundry (wild babies make us a lot of laundry :-) )
We provide free of charge onsite accommodations in a bunk house shared with 3 other volunteers, in the main house you will have access to kitchen and bathroom facilities. A washing machine is available for use as well as WiFi. Food costs are your responsibility.
- At least 18 years of age
- Commitment to the length of the internship and must be dedicated and reliable.
- Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
- Must commit to work hours according to the needs of our wildlife patients.
- Must have or be willing to get rabies vaccinations and a titre prior to volunteer start. (this process takes 3-7 weeks depending on vaccine availability and titre results time. Most drug plans cover the costs of the pre exposure rabies vaccines.