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Rural Wildlife Rehab Assistant

Grimsby, Canada show on map
Non-profit
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founded in 2010
Patrick
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Coordinator | Patrick
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Rescue and rehabilitate wildlife at our center in Ontario that takes in injured, orphaned and abandoned wildlife so that they may one day be released back into the Wild! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples

Highlights

  • Help, rescue and rehabilitate Native North American wildlife at a wildlife rescue that serves over 500 patients each year.
  • Do something meaningful while immersed in Canadian Culture.
  • Work alongside an amazing team of staff and form unbreakable bonds!
  • Many ski/snowboard, hike, bike and wildlife viewing opportunities to take part in on leisure time or days off!
  • Make unforgettable memories!

Are you looking for trip that would worth your while? Then the search is over for we have her our Ontario Wildlife Care project done in Canada! Rescue and rehabilitate wildlife at the center that takes in injured, orphaned and abandoned wildlife so that they may one day be released back into the Wild!

This project is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing native wildlife. approximately five hundred animals are cared for annually by a team of professionally trained volunteers under the strict directions and rules of the Authorized Wildlife Custodian. The project plays an integral role in community education and works in cooperation with Hamilton Animal Control, Lincoln County Humane Society, Ministry of Natural Resources.

With a minimum duration of 4 weeks, come now and be part of this unique volunteer adventure!


Typical day

RESPONSIBILITIES


Volunteers at the project are the main force that pushes the organization forward with its goal and objectives of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing Native Canadian Wildlife. It is also important to keep in mind that this is a fast paced, intense, and physically demanding environment and some of the tasks that volunteers will be involved in are as follows (Training will be provided). A typical day consists of starting around 8AM then concludes around 4PM (8 hours per day, 5 days per week). Some of the works tasks are as follows:


  • Feeding the animals.
  • Learning to tube the animals when they are too small to be able to feed by hand. 
  • Cleaning and sterilizing their cages, preparing the food and formula for them. 
  • Doing the laundry.
  • Ceaning the feeding bowls and bottles etc.
  • Putting out the garbage and blue bins once a week. 
  • Sweeping the floors when necessary.
  • Tidying up the back enclosure where we keep the outside animals.
  • Cleaning and sweeping out the large outdoor enclosures.

Details on Arrival

Year Round (however try to book early in advance to be assured of a volunteer placement)

Free-time activities

Good opportunities to visit the nearby provincial parks and in the forests away from the city. Many opportunities to see wildlife like deer, moose, Lynx, squirrels, Raccoons, skunks, variety of birds, coyotes, wolves and even Black Bears.

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Winter Sports

Program Requirements

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, Letter of motivation, Application Form, 2 pictures and Liability Waiver and Volunteer Policy forms
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 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Fronteering Travel (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Fronteering Travel

Fees include:

  • Placement
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Mail-holding service
  • Ongoing service
  • Tours
  • 24/7 Emergency contact

Airport Pickup at Pearson International Airport

We will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to your Homestay accommodation nearby the project.

Accommodation

A Private room in a Canadian homestay nearby the volunteer project

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Two meals on weekdays and three on weekends included (possible catering available for vegetarians)

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
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.
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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,995
6 weeks
$ 2,395
8 weeks
$ 2,895
10 weeks
$ 3,395
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,595
Average fees
$ 399 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Grimsby/Canada between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Canada.
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 cash at arrival at the project site.
  Americas Northern America Canada  Grimsby, 23 Betts Ave, Grimsby, ON L3M 2S7, Canada

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