Since 2001, the CWRC has been dedicated to providing veterinary care and rehabilitation for injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife. On average we care for 150-200 animals every year and each year the numbers of animals requiring assistance keeps growing. We rely solely on donations and fundraising to make this happen and everyone at CWRC works as a volunteer.

We are always in need of additional volunteer support; and though we do have specific areas where volunteers are most needed, any donation of time or skills is greatly appreciated.

Areas where we require specific help include: animal care, pickup and transport of animals to CWRC, administrative assistance, fundraising, book-keeping and accounting, construction of enclosures, and education program development and delivery.

If you are interested being a volunteer with CWRC feel free to contact us by phone (902-893-0253) or email to discuss present opportunities.

If you’re interested in volunteering you may like to read the Volunteer Information Sheet.

Print and fill out the “About You” side of the form and mail it to the address on the form.

Contact: Brenda Boates, Wildlife Operations Manager
Location: Hilden, 10 minute drive from Truro (map)
Phone: 902 893-0253
Email: operations@cwrc.net
Volunteer Positions: See volunteer information sheet

Job Descriptions:
The CWRC is accepting volunteers for a variety of duties. Animal care, animal transport, administration, fundraising, bookkeeping, education programs, etc.
Hours Required/Time Commitment: Any time. For those interested in volunteering with wildlife care, a minimum of 4hrs/week is requested, preferably at a consistent time each week. This helps with initial training and with scheduling coverage of wildlife care.
Best Time of Year to Apply: Applications accepted anytime, busiest time May-Sept.
Best Time of day to contact us: Weekends, Mondays, evenings
Preferred Method of Contact: Phone or email

Requirements to be a Volunteer:

  1. Up-to-date tetanus vaccine (recommended but not required) for animal care positions
  2. Contact information for two references
  3. Resumé

Required Orientation and/or Offered Training:
On the job training, can provide access to manuals and training information

Type of Supervision:
Initially one on one, gradually tasks can be undertaken independently

Evaluation: Yes

Recognition of Volunteers:
Can provide reference letter, certificate of appreciation, record of hours