2015 Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, PO Box 1173, Anderson, CA  96007-1173,  530 365-WILD (365-9453) Home Page About SWRR Help & Wildlife Info Events & News Photos & Video
Volunteer Opportunities Available Volunteer Positions Available If you are interested in a volunteer position with SWRR, the wildlife needs your help! Read more below. Volunteer Bookkeeper Needed SWRR is losing our current bookkeeper, Kathey Ellis. We wish to thank Kathey for the outstanding job she did for us during her tenure. We are currently seeking her replacement. If you are interested click here  (pdf file, 260 kB) to read the job description. To apply, see our Contact Us web page and ask to have a board member contact you. To Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Name: Kim Baxter Email: volunteeratshastawildlife@hughes.net Phone: (no animal calls please) cell: 530 999-8413 home: 530 238-8406 Shasta Wildlife is almost completely staffed by volunteers. Our organization needs your help to continue the vital work of wildlife rehabilitation in our community. Without our organization and dedicated volunteers, many species of wildlife would not get a second chance to survive in the wild. Shasta Wildlife is always in need of hard-working, reliable volunteers who love and value the wild inhabitants of the natural world. Volunteers are primarily needed between April and August. Only one 4 hour shift is required per week. Shifts are generally 8:00 am - 12:00 noon, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm, and 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, seven days a week. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. If you are not interested in animal care, volunteers are needed for repair and maintenance work, fund raising, and non-animal care. We help over 1,000 lives a year and those lives depend on volunteers being there to care for them. The wildlife we help can’t say “thank you” themselves. But every person who volunteers makes a difference to them. To Become a Volunteer Contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any questions. Download the Application Forms Packet, (pdf file, 529 kB). Fill out the forms and return to: P.O. Box 1173, Anderson, CA 96007 Read the Policies and Procedures Manual (pdf file, 121 kB) Complete the training classes (see below). Shasta Wildlife operates under a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) which is issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. All wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers in the state are required to read them and sign a form that they have read them. Volunteers will need to read the MOU at the Wildlife Center once they have started working. Optional, read: Wildlife Rehabilitation - Is It For You? (pdf file, 360 kB) New Volunteer Orientation and Training Classes These classes are held annually in April and are mandatory for all new volunteers. Returning volunteers may enroll also. There is a $12 fee to cover the cost of materials. You must pre- register for the class before the first class session. To pre-register contact the Volunteer Coordinator. See our Classes and Education web page for the class schedule. Classes include training in how to syringe feed baby birds, as well as teaching general knowledge of diseases and anatomy. Also, skills for examining and hydrating rescued animals will be taught. Pictured at left is the 2014 Training Class with red-tail hawk “Autumn”. Volunteer Appreciation Picnic At the end of the spring/summer season we honor our volunteers who stayed active for the full season by hosting a catered volunteer picnic with raffle baskets.    We're waiting for you to volunteer ....