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The people at
IBRRC are dedicated to maintaining the highest level of
animal care available. And at the same time, IBRRC strives
improve medical and husbandry techniques for aquatic birds
We are proud of the consistently high standard
of care we are able to provide for our patients. This
largely due to the dedication and support of our volunteers
who participate in every aspect of the rehabilitation
Their involvement is vital and directly impacts the successful
return of animals to the wild.
If you want to help wildlife and be part of
a dedicated team, check out our programs to find which one
fits you best.
Requirements: You must be at least 18 years
old, have a sincere desire to help wildlife, become a member
of IBRRC, commit to at least a four-hour shift a week, be
dependable, responsible and able to take direction.
We have three levels of volunteers:
Volunteers work directly with a mentor and staff
to learn how to properly perform basic hospital duties such
as cleaning cages, doing laundry, preparing food, and helping
to take care of the pools. When these skills are mastered,
you can achieve level two if you choose.
Volunteers may come to IBRRC with experience
gained from other centers, education through the National
Wildlife Rehabilitators' Association (NWRA) or IBRRC skills
seminars, or a desire to gain these skills through hands-on
experience at IBRRC and continuing education in wildlife
rehabilitation. Level two volunteers are comfortable with
capture and restraint, weighing patients, measuring medication,
giving medication, tubing, updating the medical records
and assisting staff with patient evaluations.
Volunteers who are highly experienced, have
training as a vet tech or have worked in a veterinary hospital
or wildlife rehabilitation facility for many years or have
special skills that they are especially proficient at.
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