Volunteers needed for Fox Valley Wildlife Center

By on February 19, 2009

The Fox Valley Wildlife Center is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping the area’s wildlife this season, which runs from April 1 through Sept. 30.

Interested volunteers, age 18 and older, are invited to attend the New Volunteer Orientation on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. The orientation will be held at the Wildlife Center, located in the Elburn Woods Forest Preserve on Route 38, one mile west of Route 47.

Animal handling volunteers help with all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation, from hand-feeding baby mammals and birds to washing food dishes, and need to commit to at least one four-hour shift each week, April through September. Morning shifts are also available October through March. Support volunteers are also needed to help keep the center running. There is no specific time commitment for support volunteers.

Internship opportunities are also available in wildlife rehabilitation, public relations and education. Interns work May through August, experience is not necessary. The Wildlife Center will work with higher education facilities to help obtain course credit.

For more information on the Wildlife Center’s internship program or volunteering opportunities, visit www.FoxValleyWildlife.com or call (630) 365-3800.