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Wildlife Rescue & Rehab Volunteer Project, Canada

4 weeks-3 Months from

£195
18+
minimum age

  • Get hands-on experience working with rescued wildlife, including moose, bears, raccoons and otters
  • Help to conserve and protect native mammal species
  • Be part of the journey of an orphaned animal – from eyes closed to being released back into the wild
  • Explore an incredible and unique ecosystems in Ontario

"Working with the animals in the baby season is very busy but also very rewarding"

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My time on the project was lovely. I already had a little experience with wildlife rehab and got a lot of opportunities to grow and develop new skills. I really wanted to learn certain things and work with certain species and they did their best to accommodate my wishes.
Working with the animals in the baby season is very busy but also very rewarding. As an on-site volunteer, I lived with a lot of other volunteers from all over the world on the property which was amazing, and because you work and live together you become really close with the people around you.
But a little piece of advice to future volunteers would be: don’t forget this is a working experience, so you will be expected to do a lot of hard work.  But if you show interest and are motivated you’ll be rewarded with amazing animal care skills, friendships, life lessons, and some amazing wildlife encounters!

"I loved it so much I extended my 5 month stay to nearly a full year and I’d go back time and time again if I could."

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The choice to become a volunteer at this project has been the best decision I’ve made so far. I have made so many friends from all across the world since starting here and spending so much time together through the busy baby season really does make it feel like one big family. The skills and knowledge I have learnt here surpass all of my theoretical learning at university and gave me an in depth look into the career path of animal rehabilitation. The staff are all amazing and are so knowledgable in the field and you can really see everyone’s devotion to the organisation. It is long hours and very hard work but when you see the animals that you are getting to help it makes it all so worth it to see them recover and be released. I loved it so much I extended my 5 month stay to nearly a full year and I’d go back time and time again if I could.

Wildlife Rescue & Rehab Volunteer Project, Canada