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  • 228 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

How to Get Involved

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center depends upon volunteers for a wide variety of tasks. And, because the animals depend on us for their very existence, we do ask for a serious commitment from our volunteers.

Volunteers can help the animals in many ways! We look forward to meeting you and learning how you can join our Volunteer staff.

Animal Care Volunteer (must be at least 16 years of age)

Provide direct animal care which includes cleaning cages, bedding and food bowls Give injured wild animals intensive, time-consuming care like hand-feeding, preparing formulas or slurry, and basic medical care. Help monitor the animals’ health, observe behavior and provide important feedback to staff.

These volunteers are required to make a 3-month minimum commitment and to adhere to a standard weekly schedule. Volunteer shifts are a minimum of 3 hours a week. Shifts are daily from 8 am to 11 am, 11 am to 2 pm, 3 pm to 6 pm, and a summer shift of 5 pm to 8 pm. Volunteers are required to have a health plan in effect.

Education Bird Handling Volunteer

Our Center maintains several non-releasable animals for presentations to schools and civic groups. The volunteer would learn how to handle birds on gloved hands, remove and replace bird in cage. Assists in education presentations. Would learn falconers knot and use of jesses.

Rescue/Transport Volunteer (must be at least 18 years of age)

As calls are received by us from the public regarding injured wildlife, volunteers will be called to contain the animal and bring it to either our Center or the nearest veterinary hospital. Rescue/Transport training classes are given twice a year. Volunteers will not be called for potentially dangerous rescues until this class is taken.

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Other Volunteer Opportunities

Internships

From veterinary students to biology students, the Center qualifies as an internship site for college students. Internships are currently unpaid.  Please e-mail a cover letter, a resume, and two references at least 4 months prior to the semester in which you wish to intern.

Committees

The first step to becoming a member of the Board of Directors! Vacancies exist for our Fundraising Committee, our Volunteer Committee, and our Education Committee. Enjoy socialization and making a difference in your community and the lives of our injured wild patients.

Events

Are you interested in helping out on a less regular basis? Volunteers are need to organize and prepare our mailings (including newsletters and event invitations) a few times throughout the year. We are also looking for volunteers to help at our fund-raising events (organization, setting up, cleaning up, etc.).

 
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