Wild Mammals Care Taker & Rehabilitation

founded in 2010
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Coordinator | Patrick
Coordinator | Patrick
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Help raise, rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife in beautiful Ontario!
Live at the project, expand your English skills and be part of a team dedicated to the welfare of animals!
Great opportunity to have close encounters with wildlife!
Explore Ontario during your days off or after you completed your volunteer work.
Make unforgettable memories!
This project rescues, rehabilitates and release many species of animals including large mammals like deer and bears With over 460 acres of natural habitat. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Be part of a team who enjoys the unique privilege of caring for some of Ontario’s diverse animal species including large animals! With over 460 acres of natural habitat, the sanctuary is home to an abundance of wildlife including racoons, bear, deer, wolves, moose, coyote, chipmunks and many more.

For over four decades, the project has dedicated its energies to the rescue and the rehabilitation of sick, orphaned and injured wildlife. There are even facilities equipped to accommodate semi-aquatic species such as beavers and otters and other enclosures act as a permanent home for those species unable to survive in the wild due to human interference. As a volunteer, you will help with the daily activities and cater for the behavioral and biological needs of the wildlife at the sanctuary. The ultimate reward would be to release treated and rehabilitated animals back into the wild where they can continue life in their natural habitat.  

For a minimum of four weeks, your responsibilities will include feeding the animals to assisting with guiding and educating tourists. May and June are the busiest months with intake of orphaned animals, therefore, the project ask for 8 weeks of consecutive service during this time.

Typical day

Volunteers play a vital role in achieving the project’s goal of rescuing and rehabilitating sick, orphaned and injured wildlife. As a volunteer you will be required to work an 8-hour shift with the possibility of your hours being extended depending on the number of animals that need care. Please remember that the animals are your number one priority while you are at the project. The role of the Wildlife Animal Care volunteer is:

  • To care for orphaned and injured native Ontario wildlife including hand and tube feeding
  • To assist with capture, rehabilitation and release of Ontario wildlife
  • Maintain records for rehabilitation animals regarding health and feeding schedules
  • Food preparation and feeding of rehabilitation animals and permanent residents of the sanctuary. Note: this may require handling of animal carcass and meat
  • Clean and maintain animal enclosures.
For more information regarding your typical day please contact us!

Free-time activities

The volunteers can enjoy various leisure activities on their days off. These activities include: hiking, skiing during winter, and sightseeing.

There are great opportunities to view wildlife which includes Black bears, coyotes, deer and many more. However,  these leisure activities are covered by the volunteers expense.

Water Sports
Winter Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics and Signed Policies and Liability form (provided during application process)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel
The fees includes:
  • Accommodation: Shared rustic accommodation.
  • Pick up & drop off :You will need to fly to Toronto Airport where you will be transferred by bus to the town close to the project. A member of the project will be waiting for you at the bus stop. Buses leaves at 2pm and 6:30pm daily. Please take this into consideration when booking your flights.  A member of the project will be waiting to meet you to take you to the project.
  • Mail-holding service :You can use FRONTEERINGS office as a reliable address to have your mail delivered
  • Ongoing service and 24/7 Emergency Contact
Airport Pickup at Pearson International Airport

You will arrive in beautiful Toronto Airport where you will catch a bus to get to Huntsville. Buses leave at 2 pm and 6:30pm daily. Please consider the time when booking your flight. A member of the project will meet you at the bus stop in Huntsville. For your first day at the project, there is no specific start time as you are given a chance to get to know the sanctuary, the other volunteers and to settle in.


Shared rustic accommodation with one or two bunk beds per room and shared washroom facilities. You will have access to Wi-Fi where you can use your own device. There is a common room where meals can be prepared or visit with other volunteers. Laundry can be done on site with laundry detergent being provided. There is also potable well water.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto. We assist you to find cheap flights to Canada.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Canada provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Canada you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Canada.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

There are no specific start/arrival dates for this project. However, we recommend that you arrive on a Monday.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$199 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Wild Mammals Care Taker & Rehabilitation

This project rescues, rehabilitates and release many species of animals including large mammals like deer and bears With over 460 acres of natural habitat.


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