Project Wildlife - Satellite Rehabilitation Teams
Throughout the year, on an as needed basis, Project Wildlife recruits volunteers for our Satellite team. 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.
- Transporting animals from the Bahde Wildlife center, to satellite care.
- Daily cleaning and maintenance of animals’ enclosures and enrichment items.
- Ensuring all food dishes and syringes are cleaned in accordance with Bahde Wildlife center protocols.
- Daily feeding of animals as indicated by species protocol.
- Daily assessment of animals in care for medical concerns and growth milestones.
- Updating the WRMD database on a weekly basis and reporting to Volunteer Experience Specialist as needed to update
Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 1 year of service in this role. Volunteers must completed all necessary onboarding steps, including a series of volunteer training shifts at the Bahde Wildlife Care Center in San Diego.