Procyon Wildlife is looking for volunteers. A busy baby season is expected! The more volunteers we have, the more wild babies can be saved! This morning on Breakfast Television, Debra Spilar, Custodian and Director at Procyon explains what positive impact you can make by becoming a volunteer at Procyon!
We are always looking for dedicated people to join our volunteer team! However, a lot of people who are interested in volunteering really just want to get to play with wildlife animals for free. If this is the case, then Procyon is not the place for you. Our volunteer’s main job is a lot of hard work, including scrubbing and disinfecting cages, cleaning poop, and other tasks that are not as fun as playing with animals, but necessary for the animal’s care. We must clean, and make sure animals are comfortable at all times.
Step 1: Check Eligibility To be eligible to volunteer to you must meet the following requirements: • Be at least 18 years of age • Be fluent in English and eligible to volunteer in Canada • Be able to commit a regular volunteering schedule for at least 7 months (no commitment required until you’ve tried one volunteer shift) • Be able to navigate our facilities safely and follow all rules and instructions • Be able to follow us on Facebook, receive our newsletter and be able to log into Just4volunteers website to keep up-to-date on protocols, events, other news, etc • Attend an Orientation before your first volunteer shift
Step 2: Attend an Orientation Before anyone is allowed with our animals, they must attend an orientation. This will be an information session, introduction to our animals, and walk-through of. our facilities. The orientation will cover:
• What our organization does, the services we provide, our goals and ambitions • Our range of animals • What to wear • General rules • Protocols to follow
At a construction site that was being demolished last week, two baby raccoons were found and taken to another rescue. A second area was being demolished later in the week and Mom and another two babies were discovered. Thanks to Ontario Wildlife Transport, they were all brought to Procyon for their reunion. One baby has an injured leg but should mend. Mom is very frightened and camera shy as she runs away from her babies when you approach. But she has a much warmer and comfortable area to spend the rest of the winter and look after her four babies.
If you would like to help this mom and her family, please consider donating.