If you're interested in any of the following positions go to Volunteer Match to sign up. You will get an email with information about the next orientation . If you have additional questions, contact FWC's Volunteer Training Coordinator.
The following positions are available as marked.
Animal Care - OPEN
The center must be staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week. It takes a lot of people to perform the many jobs that go into treating injured and orphaned animals and keeping the center clean and well organized. Each job is essential to keeping the Center running efficiently.
The care of orphaned and injured wildlife is our priority at FWC, and it involves many discreet tasks. Volunteers are needed to feed animals on a regular cycle throughout the day and to provide prescribed treatments. Volunteers also do animal food preparation and keep animal cages and other enclosures clean.
If you prefer not to come in direct contact with the animals there are many other important jobs. FWC functions as a clinic and must be kept clean and organized, inside and out. House maintenance involves basic light housecleaning: washing dishes, doing laundry, sweeping and dusting, removing garbage, and putting things away into their proper places. Yard maintenance involves keeping the grass cut, clearing yard debris, hosing down cages, and doing light light carpentry and cage repairs. Someone needs to maintain our front flower garden, also.
Rescue and Transport - OPEN
If an animal is injured in Archer, someone needs to get it to the center in Gainesville. The person who reports the emergency can't always provide transportation, and our staff is needed on-site to do animal intake and care. For these reasons, we always need a special group of people who are free and flexible enough to perform the important job of carrying animals to and from the center as the situation demands.
Office Assistance - OPEN
FWC generates paper-based and electronic records that have to be maintained. This is a great job for people who want to do service. Office assistance includes tracking and updating animal intake and release records; maintaining and updating membership and volunteer databases.
After Hours Helpline Assistance - OPEN
After-hours, between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., we also need volunteers to man the emergency pager. Emergency hot-line service is asked of volunteers only one week per month.
Animal Fostering - OPEN
For people who love animals and need to work at home, FWC offers several fostering programs, accompanied by training and easy access to necessary supplies and information. We have a strong squirrel fostering program with many participants.
Educational and Public Outreach - OPEN
We are planning to expand our educational outreach and needs volunteers to design new programs, establish community venues, and assist with public activites. This is a great job for people with backgrounds in public relations and education.
FWC has special needs that come up and is looking for volunteers to participate in these various special projects. Please contact FWC's Volunteer Coordinator if you would like to sign up to help.
Scout Troop Liaison - OPEN
We are looking for someone who would maintain contact with the local troops, solicite participation, provide project ideas and plans, and oversee project completion.