Opportunities

Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatoon Volunteer - Southern Sask

 

The WRSOS is a volunteer driven organization focused on ensuring injured or orphaned wildlife receive the care they need for eventual return to the wild. The first line of defense is an emergency hotline. This phone line is manned 12 hours/day, 365 days/year. The WRSOS is not a rehabilitation center, but rather, work with the public, volunteer veterinarians, and rehabilitators to ensure that wildlife in need can be rescued, receive transportation and get the qualified care required for eventual release back into the wild.

The WRSOS is looking for volunteers who are available during the daytime for hotline coverage and/or rescues/transports. Hotline volunteers check the answering machine and return phone calls from the comfort of their own home. Some calls are simple; others are much more complex and interesting. You always have someone on hand to call for advice.

Volunteer orientation sessions are currently being organized in the following centres. Contact WRSOS for additional information and to register.

Regina – Oct. 15, 10 am-12 pm
Saskatoon – Oct. 22, 1:30-3 pm
Lloydminster – Nov. 26
Kindersley – Mar. 25 (tentative)
Tisdale – Apr. 29 (tentative)
Saskatoon – May 27 (tentative)

New Noah Training and Field Experience Program

 

WILDLIFE PRESERVATION CANADA is searching for a “New Noah”, an enthusiastic young Canadian scientist willing to participate in a rigorous six-month professional training program, with the possibility of internship placement (in Mauritius and/or Canada) to follow, to learn the methods of endangered species management pioneered in England by the late author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, and in North America by Richard Fyfe and Dr. Tom Cade.

CANADA’S NEW NOAH ‘s full scholarship includes travel, living and training expenses to enable the New Noah to participate in the Durrell Post-Graduate Diploma in Endangered Species Recovery (03/28/2018 – 10/12/2018) designed to provide you the field experience and species and human resource management skills required to be able to run wildlife conservation projects.  Based exclusively on the island of Mauritius (Indian Ocean) this course consists of four weeks of intensive theory and more than 12 weeks of practical experience with species and habitat recovery teams saving species on Mauritius and its offshore islands.

What does it take to become one of Canada’s New Noahs?

  • Post-secondary degree in biology, zoology, veterinary or related studies
  • A passionate interest and previous experience in wildlife conservation
  • Previous practical experience with animals in a zoological, research and/or field environment, particularly with species at risk
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct field work in remote and rustic conditions
  • Ability to work closely with others as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently when necessary with a minimum of direction
  • Ability to be flexible and open-minded
  • Ability to laugh at oneself, even while struggling to save the world
  • Excellent health and a love of hiking and the outdoors
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in French an advantage, but not a requirement

For more information, visit https://wildlifepreservation.ca/canadas-new-noahs-apply-now/