Volunteering or Interning with TWRC

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with TWRC. Please note that volunteers desiring to work with animals must be at least 18 years old. For information about volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Ann Rogers at volunteer@trianglewildlife.org   Please be sure to include your contact information so we can give you a calendar account.

 

New Volunteer Orientation

There are no volunteer orientation sessions scheduled at the present, but this does NOT mean that we aren't accepting new volunteers!  We are just too busy taking care of animals to hold formal sessions.  So, we ask that you send an email to volunteer@triangldwildlife.org for information on beginning as a volunteer.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Be a part of preserving our native wildlife by volunteering your time. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to the following list:

  • Clinic volunteer: includes feeding animals, cleaning cages, washing dishes, food preparation, etc.
  • Rescue and transport of animals

  • Office work: data entry, filing, etc.
  • Event planning and fund raising
  • Laundry assistance: washing clinic laundry at home, folding and bringing back
  • Cage repair
  • In-home assistance: chopping fruit, sorting newspaper, etc.

 

To become a TWRC volunteer email Ann Rogers at volunteer@trianglewildlife.org

Please include:

 

  • name
  • phone number
  • day(s) & and time(s) you are available to volunteer.

 

 

We also offer year-round internships with Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic

TWRC has year-round internship positions open and is currently recruiting students with a professional interest in biology, ecology, veterinary medicine, or wildlife management. Interns will become a part of a team of staff members, volunteers, and other interns participating in the daily activities at the hospital that is open seven days a week in the Research Triangle in North Carolina. Interns must be at least 18 years old.

Internships consist of at least a 40-hour work week and require a minimum three-month commitment. These are non-paid positions and interns must provide their own transportation; housing is not provided at this time. Internships are available year round. We understand that college and university calendars vary; therefore, specific start and end dates can be arranged.

Internship responsibilities:

  • Daily husbandry for patients within clinic, particularly nestling and fledgling songbirds

  • Care for other typical patients such as box turtles and various water turtles

  • Assist senior TWRC staff with mammal care (raptor care will be only under supervision by senior staff)

  • Care for patients in off-site, outdoor pre-release cages

  • Perform routine support tasks, including cage cleaning, dishwashing, hospital maintenance and food preparation

  • Assist with physical examinations of new patients and monitor patient progress toward release

  • Observe medical and surgical procedures

  • Transport injured wildlife (including raptors, large waterfowl and wading birds).

  • Perform initial intakes and assessment of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.

  • Train new volunteers as needed

  • Answer public phone calls made to the wildlife hospital:

    • Learn to assess an animal's health status over the phone

    • Learn NC laws and regulations about wildlife issues

    • Learn how to answer questions about wildlife problems pertaining to the public


To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference with contact information to info@trianglewildlife.org Please include the time period that you can participate. You can also mail application materials to:

Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic Attn: Internship Program
1417 Seaton Rd
Durham, NC 27713-2428

TWRC is a 501c3 non-profit organization that depends on public financial support to fund necessary clinic supplies and essentials.  We look forward to hearing from you.