Groups usually complete on-site tasks such as gardening or light landscaping in our habitat garden or on our site, cleaning outdoor enclosures or kennels, administrative tasks, event preparation, power washing, cleaning, painting, or other light maintenance projects.
Volunteer groups are also welcome to complete off-site volunteer projects such as small fundraisers (bake sales, car washes, etc.) to raise well-needed funds to support the animals in our care. We will work with your group to craft a day that meets your desires for helping and your group’s schedule. A variety of other projects are possible depending on the skill set of your group.
- No more than 12 participants at a time
- All participants must be 16 years of age or older (no exceptions)
- All participants need to ensure they have an up-to-date tetanus vaccine (see volunteer health information page)
- Volunteers must sign a waiver
Educational Opportunities for Corporate Groups
If you’d like to make a day out of your trip to Wildlife Rescue, why not book an educational presentation for your group as well? We have hour-long presentations that can give your group a glimpse into the wonderful world of wildlife, including:
- A Day in the Life of A Wildlife Rehabilitator
- Co-existing with Urban Wildlife
- Wildlife Habits and Habitats
- Interpretive Nature Walks (on Burnaby Lake)
If your group has other specific wildlife interests that you would like us to present, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Standard presentations are $75 for each group, or $100+ for customized presentations (contact us for a quote), and all proceeds help the animals in our care.
Donations from corporate groups participating in a day of volunteering at Wildlife Rescue are humbly encouraged, though of course not required. All donations, no matter how small, help support the injured, orphaned, or pollution-damaged wildlife we care for year round. All donations of $10 or over are eligible for a tax receipt.
If you are a member of a group, company or service organization that would like to participate in a one-day volunteer project with WRA, please contact the Director of Volunteer Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Unfortunately, volunteer groups are not permitted to work directly with animals in our care, as we have highly trained staff and volunteers that help with our wildlife patients every day. Our intensive care facility is also off-limits to group volunteers, as the wild animals become very stressed around people.