(Vaccinations are not mandatory; however you will be restricted from working with rabies species animals such as foxes, skunks and coyotes. You will be able to work with raccoons while they are inside the building but once they go outdoors they will be cared for by volunteers who are vaccinated)
BY SUBMITTING THIS FORM, I HEREBY STATE THAT UPON MY ACCEPTANCE AS A VOLUNTEER AT PROCYON WILDLIFE, I FULLY UNDERSTAND AND DO AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
Regarding Animal Care Volunteering
Orphans are fragile and require frequent feedings over a 24 hour period. It is imperative that every volunteer attend the Training Sessions and read the Manual on Caring for Wildlife. Volunteers at Procyon must be committed to the shift that they have signed up to cover for a minimum of 3mths. If volunteers do not show up when expected, the burden of feeding falls on the shoulders of the other volunteers which means the 24 hour feeding schedule will be put in jeopardy.
If you cannot cover your shift, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. You will be given Volunteers’ emails and phone numbers to contact for coverage of a shift where you will be absent. Shifts run approximately 5 hours, sometimes more, sometimes less; however after the babies have been fed, there is still much to do including, and not limited to, sweeping and mopping floors, laundry, washing baby bottles, dishes and utensils, etc. Please remember that this facility is a hospital and must be kept sterile and clean at all times.