Wildlife Intern (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IN – February 4, 2018
I interned at WildCare for one summer as I wanted to gain experience for a future career in wildlife biology. The internship was unpaid, which was less than ideal, but I had nothing else lined up so I decided to go ahead and do it. The website makes the internship sound like you learn a lot and that it's fun, but in reality you are just doing the "dirty work" - laundry, dishes, feeding animals, and cleaning cages. No experience medicating animals as promised online. Was not terrible but would not do again.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IN – August 11, 2017
A great organization that benefits the community. Sadly it is headed by two evil type A personalities that have a thirst for power that is to the detriment of the animals in care. Hopefully this will be rectified eventually.
Clinic Volunteer (Former Employee) – San Rafael, CA – January 14, 2015
Typical work day for clinic volunteers (afternoon shift) includes animal food preparation, facility cleaning, restocking, and daily animal enclosure checking. This volunteer job provides an extremely unique experience of working up-close with native California wildlife. Fellow volunteers are almost always motivated and the supervising staff readily teaches volunteers new tasks. There is in large part plenty of cleaning (animals' dishes and enclosure bedding must be cleaned and replaced several times per day) but the experience is rewarding and worth the dirty work. The hardest parts may include the sometimes busy days when there are many patients, but caring for the wild animals and getting to see them released back into their natural habitat is the best.
Unique hands-on experience, friendly staff, good hours
Long necessary training period before volunteer work begins
Volunteer Team Leader (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IN – December 23, 2012
I would show up and take care of the animals needs, feeding/cleaning/medical, as well as maintainence issues as they arose. I would also take care of the Reptile/ Amphibian pager responsibilities and intake of animals as they came in, and if I was unable to be there I would arrange for another volunteer to do the intake.
helping out our fellow beings.
it was hard to see some of the animals in critical condition mostly due to human impact.