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Wild Mammals Care Taker & Rehabilitation

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4 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Brilliant 4.7  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Highlights

  • 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!

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About the program

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

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 ...

About the program

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 ...

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 ...

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.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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

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.

Accommodation

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.


What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Food & Beverages

Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

Internet Access

Sorry, no access at the project site

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto. We assist you to find cheap flights to Canada. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Canada you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Canada. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

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

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 965€
5 weeks 1,062€
6 weeks 1,159€
7 weeks 1,256€
8 weeks 1,353€
10 weeks 1,450€
12 weeks (max. stay) 1,547€
Average fees 184€/week

Program fees

184€ per week 4 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Deposit

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

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.


Meet your organization

Fronteering Travel

Brilliant 4.7 rating (56 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2010

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Patrick

Spoken languages: German, English, Dutch

About the project

Fronteering arranges volunteering programs related to wildlife and indigenous people in less visited places of this world as well as more unique destinations.

Meet your organization

Fronteering arranges volunteering programs in some of the last frontiers of this world as well as more unique locations that other organizations ignore. From Field research programs in the Far north of Canada and Husky ranches in the Canadian Arctic to Amerindian community programs and wildlife conservation in the Amazon Rainforest and everything in between.

Most of our programs Focus on either wildlife rehabilitation and release, wildlife conservation & research or involve local indigenous communities.

Fronteering currently offers programs in Canada, Guyana, USA, Australia, Brazil, Borneo, South Africa, Madagascar and Panama.

True good causes: FRONTEERINGS volunteer abroad projects are either existing local projects or projects that are build from the group up by FRONTEERING. What these projects have in common is that you will be supporting a true good cause! You will have the opportunity to help where the need is the greatest. Our projects focus on helping the local communities, wildlife, indigenous people and the environment in cooperation with the local/indigenous communities. We focus on true volunteer projects where your effort really makes a difference. That’s why through Fronteering you will rehabilitate injured & orphaned wildlife with the goal to release the animal. That is the reason why will not send you to some far southern country to cuddle with tame lions & tigers with any real purpose. If you want to volunteer abroad with a real purpose, contact us!

Safety: At FRONTEERING we do our outmost best to provide the safety measures needed for our Volunteer Abroad projects and Adventure Travel Trips. However due to the fact that many of our projects and trips involve wild animals and/or are in remote locations there is a small element of risk involved. Not all of our projects and trips are for the faint at heart however we do cater to those of all walks of life. If you are not too sure about the suitability of a Volunteer Abroad project or an Adventure Travel trip then feel free to ask as we are always ready to answer any questions or discuss any doubts that come to mind. For more information please check our Safety & In-country Support section before you volunteer abroad.

A real adventure: We do not want our volunteers to end up trying to safe or clean up some small patch of rainforest which in some places they might call a wilderness. Instead you will volunteer in the immense jungle of the Amazon rainforest or venture in to the vast Canadian wilderness! Our volunteer abroad projects are situated in the remote areas of the world and we focus on countries and regions with the lowest population densities. We at FRONTEERING focus on what works; from sleeping in the jungle underneath the stars with nothing more than your own private hammock to back-to-basic cabins in the northern tundra with a cozy smothering fireplace and no electricity! When you volunteer abroad with FRONTEERING you can be sure it will be adventure.

Off the beaten path: With FRONTEERING volunteer abroad projects you will venture to places less visited. We focus on places that are fairly undiscovered where the nature, wildlife and indigenous cultures are still common. You will have the great opportunity to see these amazing places while they are still unspoiled and pure. It is these places where there is the most to lose but even more to gain through successful conservation work and sustainable tourism. 

Community involvement: Foremost when volunteering abroad the well being of the community should come first. For all of our trips we use local guides, local transportation and local communities so that through sustainable tourism we can help to protect the environment, wildlife and sustain the way of life of indigenous cultures & communities. More and more and governments choose the long term benefit of sustainable tourism over the short term gain of mining and logging. A good example is Gabon which in 2002 after recommendations from environmental researchers set up 13 new national parks. The government of Guyana is currently considering protecting its entire rainforest region which still covers 80% of the country. Hopefully through our combined effort this dream will one day become true.

Mission
FRONTEERING specializes in organizing volunteer abroad projects to preserve the environment, wildlife and indigenous people throughout the world while giving the volunteers a real and raw experience in some of the most beautiful and often remote places in the world to make a true difference.

Vision
FRONTEERING strives to provide real off the beaten path volunteer abroad experiences worldwide that satisfy the need for volunteer projects that truly makes a difference for the environment, wildlife and indigenous people.


56 reviews · rating4.7

Jasmine McPherson rating5

2023 at Exotic & Domestic Animal Caretaker

This sanctuary is an absolute amazing place, I'm glad I stayed. They provided a good place to stay and I learnt a lot while with them. They let me experience different situations while with them. Definitely recommend for any volunteer. ..
Liliane Zistl rating5

2023 at Exotic & Domestic Animal Caretaker

I really enjoyed my stay at this program. I had the chance to work with different animals that I woudn't have gotten otherwise. The people there are very kinde and courteouse. Because the work is not always the simplest, they give you the weekend of with the possability to go to Saint Pete or Tampa. ..
Hanna Somsky rating5

2023 at Exotic Wildlife Caretaker Assistant

Can get really good hands on experience with a very diverse group of animals. Ranch care takers are very knowledgeable about the animals and will gladly spend time sharing their stories and experiences with you. If you are looking for somewhere that can you know the place and people you're ...
Théo SMITH rating4.8

2023 at Scottish Husky Ranch Caretaker

I spent 6 weeks there, it was a great experience. The hosts are super friendly and very welcoming. The dogs are adorable and kind. The landscapes are magnificent and unique If you are looking for a new experience, go ...
Cindy Lamaha rating5

2023 at Exotic Wildlife Caretaker Assistant

Dear future volunteer, The Hawaii sanctuary is not just a project where you will be taught about all the different kinds of animals and their behaviors, you will also learn a lot about humans, about yourself and you will learn how to feel home at a place that is not your own. If you thinking about ...
Sara Weber rating5

2023 at Sea Turtle Rehabilitator

Es war alles super organisiert, das Hides Hotel ist ein Budget und dementsprechend etwas alt. Die Singlezimmer sind im alten Gebäude- Bereich und leider etwas muffig. Mit tagsüber offenen Fenstern gehts aber. Die stündige Fahrt zur Insel ud wieder eine zurück auf einem Touristenboot wird mit ...

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Americas > North America > Canada > Rosseau

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