Would you like to volunteer as an Animal Care Assistant?

Volunteers save the lives of hundreds of wild animals each year!

Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic depends on its dedicated volunteers. We could not exist without our volunteers who assist us with our two shifts each day, seven days a week. We are always in need of dedicated individuals who would like to learn more about our native Missouri wildlife.

A great volunteer has a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of animals. It is especially rewarding to attend to the animals in our care and each volunteer position entails plenty of hard work and requires a serious committment.

Spring and Summer are our busiest times. Mammals are raising their young, and with so much human development around, many of these babies lose their mothers or just get born too late to survive a cold winter.

Fall and winter are times for wildlife rescue and release and taking care of late arrivals who could not have made it through the Winter. These winter 'regulars' will be ready for next Spring's release.

"...intense and physically demanding..."

This job can be intense and physically demanding but it offers the most direct animal contact and the most opportunity to learn a variety of animal care skills. Volunteers who work directly with the animals make a commitment to a minimum of 1 four-hour shift each week.

Duties include:
  • Feeding baby and adult animals
  • Monitoring medical conditions
  • Cleaning Cages
  • Setting up cages
  • Cleaning the overall facility (sweeping, mopping & washing dishes)
  • Admitting new arrivals
  • Answering the phone and helping the caller determine what to do.

The clinic's volunteers help the native wildlife in many ways:
Training Volunteers receive orientation and on the job training.
Education We present educational programs for children and adults.
If you like to teach, this might be your opportunity.
Maintenance Building Cages, General building repairs - electrical, plumbing and painting, Yard beautification
Office Assistance Fund Raising, Membership Program
Special Events Help with ongoing special events or organize a special event to raise funds for the clinic.
Grants If you know how to write grants, we are looking for you
Gift Shop Help organize our gift shop and fill orders
Wish List Collect items on our wish list