Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer Coordinator

Job Duties

Coordinate in-centre volunteer program

  • Monitor the organization’s volunteer needs
  • Coordinate the recruitment, screening and selection of volunteers
  • Maintain volunteer resources, position descriptions and manuals
  • Train and mentor volunteers
  • Coordinate volunteer scheduling
  • Conduct volunteer reviews, feedback and exit interviews
  • Coordinate volunteer communications and inquiries
  • Coordinate volunteer recognition and events
  • Research and coordinate community, group and business volunteer opportunities
  • Evaluate the volunteer program, and prepare statistics and reports
  • Coordinate volunteer database and records

Coordinate volunteer foster program

  • Monitor/track animals available for foster
  • Coordinate the recruitment, screening and selection of foster volunteers
  • Train fosters and provide ongoing support
  • Coordinate and conduct foster site visits
  • Transport animals, caging and supplies to fosters as required
  • Maintain foster records and supplies inventory

Monitor animal health and provide advanced animal care

  • monitor animal health
  • respond to animal emergencies
  • administer medications and other treatments
  • attend to sick or priority cases
  • other duties as required


This job is pending approval, expected in mid-April, through the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible under the Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

International students are not eligible participants.


  • valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle (there is no public transit to our facility in North Gower)
  • enrollment in a post-secondary institution in in volunteer management, social sciences, human resources, community development, or adult education; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • previous wildlife rehabilitation experience
  • previous volunteer management experience an asset
  • experience in public speaking and presenting to groups
  • exceptional planning, organizing and problem-solving skills
  • ability to meet tight and evolving deadlines, through the use of strong organizational and time management skills
  • ability to manage and prioritize professional responsibilities
  • exceptional teamwork skills and the ability to motivate others.
  • ability to thrive in a high-energy, challenging environment
  • proven verbal and written communications skills
  • ability to work independently under little supervision once trained

Term and Compensation

This is a 37 hr/wk position to begin as early as April 23 for up to 18 weeks. Wages are $15.00/hr. Some shift work, weekends and evenings are required.

Application Instructions

To apply, send your resume, cover letter (including your availability and eligibility under the Canada Summer Jobs program), and two written references by email to info @ rideauwildlife.org.  

Only complete applications will be accepted. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no inquiries.