The WRA is powered by volunteer support. There are approximately 300 WRA volunteers supporting all areas of the organization. Without their dedication, energy and expertise, we would not be able to fulfil our rehabilitation and education mission.

The WRA is able to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities and experiences to match a range of talents and interests. Some WRA volunteers work in animal care to support staff in the direct care of the animals. Others assist with transportation, community events, or help out in the office, habitat garden and around our site at Burnaby Lake. WRA volunteers also donate professional skills in a range of areas such as design, marketing, grant writing and event management.

Most of Wildlife Rescue’s volunteer opportunities are for¬†people 16 years of age or older; however, some volunteer positions accommodate youth 13+.

All WRA volunteers are required to submit a copy of a current (within five years) Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to commencing with their volunteer placement.  Please use the detachment closest to your home and follow their requirements and procedures as detachments, both City and RCMP, have differing processes.

Applicants can attend training while waiting for their CRC.

Volunteer Benefits

When giving their time to the WRA, our volunteers promote the welfare of wildlife and help give wildlife a second chance at life. In return, the WRA offers regular training, mentor support, and an invitation to the annual volunteer appreciation event.

To find out more about volunteer positions and registering for an information session. Click here.