Project Wildlife - Satellite Rehabilitation Teams
At this time, we are not currently recruiting new satellite volunteers but you can add your name to our interest list below to be notified when recruitment opens!
Satellite Team members work with animals in their own home to ensure they receive the care needed to be released back into the wild. These volunteers are a crucial component in allowing wildlife to be released safely back to their natural habitats by offering a quiet, calm environment for rehabilitation. This assignment is very different from fostering. Wildlife should only be handled when feeding, cleaning or medicating and should be left alone otherwise; there is no socializing. Releasable animals should be maintained in a wild condition and released as soon as appropriate.
Volunteers can join one species specific team to care for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in their home. Length of each assignment and number of animals depends on type of species and age group cared for.
Experience not required! Training, supplies and medical support from the Bahde Wildlife Center all provided!
- Transporting animals from the Bahde Wildlife center to satellite care.
- Daily feeding of animals as indicated by species protocol.
- Daily assessment of animals in care for medical concerns and growth milestones.
- Daily cleaning and maintenance of animals’ enclosures and enrichment items.
- Updating database on a weekly basis
Volunteers commit to a minimum of 1 year of service on a team. Volunteers must completed education and training prior to bringing animals home, including a series of volunteer training shifts at the Bahde Wildlife Care Center in San Diego.