Volunteer Opportunities

At AIWC, we have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available.

In 2020, we will be recruiting for:

  •  Junior Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant: Junior Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistants will help with tasks such as preparing food for wildlife patients, cleaning enclosures, and directly caring for select bird species during the spring and summer months. There is minimal direct interaction between wildlife and volunteers in this position. This role is located at the AIWC clinic, and requires volunteers to commit to 100 hours per year.
  • Rescue Driver: Rescue drivers are responsible for coordinating with finders, driving out to rescue locations, containing injured and orphaned animals, and returning them to the AIWC clinic for treatment. There is a significant amount of direct interaction between wildlife and volunteers in this position. Rescue drivers are required to commit to 100 hours per year.
  • Hotline Assistant: Wildlife Hotline volunteers are responsible for answering the voicemails after hours, responding to messages, answering questions from the public, and dispatching rescue drivers to their different locations. Volunteers are required to commit to 60 hours a year, to be done off-site.
  • Public Awareness: Volunteers in this position will assist our Education Coordinator during public events, including booths, tours, and other education programming. Public Awareness volunteers are asked to commit to one event per month, for at least 40 hours per year.
  • Newsletter:  This role can be done from anywhere, though you may want to come out to the centre when writing feature articles. Articles can be between 250 – 500 words, and you will be expected to write one for every quarterly issue of our newsletter, the “Recovery Review”.

The next recruitment session will be held in September 2020. All applications received from January 4th to August will be saved for this session.

Apply to volunteer at AIWC! 


Tundra Swan that was over-wintered at AIWC and released in spring of 2014.


Mule deer  that was released in early 2014.


Snowy Owl, released in late 2013.